Jim Modig, Kansas University director of design and construction management, displays a handful of crumbling concrete and rusted steel in the underground tunnels below the university's power plant during a guided tour. Modig explained last week that repairs to the tunnels are of the highest priority and the estimated cost for the work is $8 million.
Water collected and leaked from this area well outside Lindley Hall has created damaged to the bottom floors of the building.
The ceiling panels in the bottom floor of Wescoe Hall have become warped and displaced by shifting of the partition walls due to the expansion of the concrete floor slab below.
A Malott Hall lab contains outdated fume hoods, rusty surfaces and failing equipment according to Modig.
A rusted electrical outlet and damaged walls on the bottom floor of Lindley Hall show signs of flooding over the years.
According to Modig, the tunnels underneathe the University's power plant are the first priority for repairs.
A retaining wall behind the back shop of the Art and Design building has separated from the building.
Langston Hughes Elementary sixth-grader Danielle Sidor peeks through a microscope during a biology exercise Wednesday in Stephne Bowen's class. Danielle and her classmates took turns sketching the contents of the microscope slides and worked on other projects.