In addition to the grand staircase extending from the lobby to the upper floors, another set of stairs represents a tremendous leap forward for dear old Parrington Hall. For the first time, the basement student lounge will be connected to the rest of the building via an internal staircase. For the life the building, the basement has been accessible only via an outdoor entrance. No longer! Just today, the structural support for this new staircase was installed. And what a significant difference this simple staircase will make in our connectivity and sense of community.
This photo shows standing in the student basement, looking up towards the first floor. For those who remember Parrington, this basement staircase is located near the former entrance to the 108 Classroom, across the hall from the first floor elevator.