Reshuffling of the University architectual set-up north of Kirkland Street continues as the new Hemenway gymnasium nears completion. Built on the former site of Gannett House of the Law School, the new building will replace the old Hemenway gymnasium, which was demolished to provide for the Littauer Center of Public Administration will probably be completed by October
Old Weathervane Kept
The new building is 188 feet long, 66 feet wide, and 40 feet in wall height. The exterior will be finished with brick, and the roof will be covered with red slates taken from the old Hemenway and will be surmounted by a lantern carrying the weathervane of the former building.
Interior plans call for three levels, two for squash courts and the top for a basketball floor and exercise room. The lower levels will be divided by corridors running through the center of the building, with doorways to the courts. Lockers and shower baths are on the first and second levels.
The bronze copy of the Discobolus of Myron, the gift of Ernest W. Longfellow '65, that stood on the lawn in front of the main entrance of the Hemenway gymnasium, will be set up in front of new buliding.
Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch and Abbott of Boston designed the new building, and Gavin Hadden '10, of New York was associated with them as a consultant and specialist on athletic facilities.