As Students Head Back To Class At WKU, Construction Continues

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - More than a year of construction is finally taking shape at Western Kentucky University.

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Phase A of the remodel at the Downing Student Union is complete, just in time for students return to campus. The Avenue of Champions side of the building is now open with The WKU Store and Starbucks.

Construction continues on other parts of the building. Some say a facelift has been long overdue.

"The building was in dire need of a renovation. Especially the building systems, electrically and mechanically. Most of that hadn't been touched since it was built over 40 years ago so we were able to upgrade all those," says Project Manager Dan Chaney.

Although some parts of the Downing Student Union are open to students, construction won't be officially complete until this time next summer.

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