On May 26, UC Berkeley began restoration work on Sather Tower (also known as the Campanile) to repair and clean the marble spire, secure the beacon, and repair the roof. The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of the fall semester.
“We’re trying to do the work at a time that would have the least impact on campus,” says Capital Projects Communications Manager Christine Shaff.
While the Campanile will be open for most of the summer, for safety reasons there will be three closures when a construction crane will be on site. The first closure began May 26 and will continue until Tuesday, June 9. Two more closures will occur during the summer. The times will be posted at the Campanile as well as on the campus visitors website (http://visitors. berkeley.edu).
According to a UC Berkeley press release about the construction, “Birge Hall’s western entrance will be blocked during the project; visitors can access the building through a temporary main entrance on the east side.”