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By JOHN WEICHER
Future University expansion will
come largely on North Campus, a
700-acre tract of rolling land lo-
cated a mile northeast of the main
Since University President Har-
lan Hatcher broke ground for the
first structure five years ago, seven
units have been completed.
If funds from the State Legisla-
ture are forthcoming, construction
will sta:t on two others this year,
according to John G. McKevitt,
assistant to Vice -Presiden~t in
Charge of Business and Finance
Wilbur K. Pierpont.
These two structures are the
School of Music Building and the
Cyclotron-Synchrotron of the en-
Music Has Priority
The music school structure will
have priority in construction.
Plans drawn up include a central
administration and service area,
also housing a student center, with
wings on each side.
One of these wings will include'
the studios, classrooms and prac-
tice rooms, while the other will
house band and choral rehearsal
The proposed building will oc-
cupy 110,000 square feet of land.
An organ recital unit will be placed.
behind the administration area.
If a sufficiently large appropria-
tion is granted by the Legislature,
work may also begin on the cyclo-
tron-synchrotron. The machines
here will. be used to speed up elec-
trons and neutrons, respectively,
before these particles are used in
atomic bombarbment. The cyclo-
tron-synchrotron will be one of
several engineering college struc-
NORTHWOOD APARTMENTS-Now in use are 96 living spaces,
with another unit of construction slated to be constructed in the
Another of these structures will
be the Fluids Engineering Labora-
tory, first unit of the Fluids En-
gineering Building. This laboratory
will house equipment for observa-
tion of beach erosion, breakwater
design, and the effects of lake and
ocean waves on various types of
In addition, a number of other
studies will be carried on in the
new, buildingl These include air
pollution and conditioning, fluid
mechanics, heat transfer, hydrau-
lics, chemical distillation and frac-
tionating, and ship and propeller
The other units of the Fluids
Engineering Building are listed as
projects for the distant future,
In this same category he includes
the Highway Laboratory and Ar-
Another building which should
be finished this year is the North
Campus Switching Station. This
will be used to provide electric
power and telephone service to the
buildings on the campus.
One other building should be
completed this year. This .is the
Printing and Warehouse Building.
Bids may be taken soon on the
third unit of Northwood Apart-
ments, a housing development for
married students, designed to help
alleviate the shortage of housing
for these students.
The first two units, containing
396 apartments, are now in use,
as the University is seeking to
make North Campus more than
just a stepchild of the main area.
The proposed third unit of the
apartment project will add 285
apartments to those already oc-
Second Unit Done .
Second section of Northwood
Apartments was one of the units
completed this past year.
Another of these recent addi-
tions to the campus is the Aero-
nautical Engineering Laboratory.
Three wind tunnels are housed
in this building. One of these gen-
erates winds of up to 7,500 miles
per hour, ten times the speed of'
,sound. Experiments of guided mis-
siles and space satellies are carried
out in this tunnel, which winds,
in a closed circle for 300 feet out-
side the main building.'
The two smaller tunnels create?
winds with velocities between 750
and 3,000 miles per hour for pur-
poses of research and instruction.'
Phoenix Memorial Laboratory
was also completed last fall, al-
though this building has been in
use since its dedication in June,
1955. The third floor was just
This building is the only non-
governmental laboratory in the
country used for research in peace-
time uses of atomic energy. Alum-
ni and public donations supplied
the $1,700,000 needed to complete
the building, a memorial to the
University's dead of World War
Ford Nuclear Reactor was also
completed in conjunction with
Phoenix Memorial Building. Here
neutron bombardment is carried
on in a 40,000 gallon "swimming
pool." This is the nation's most
powerful private atomic reactor.
First building on the campus
was the Mortimer E. Cooley Me-
morial Building, named for the
dean of the engineering college
from 1903 to 1928. This was dedi-
cated in the fall of 1953.
Engineering Research Institute
uses the building for advanced
electronic research. Top secret
government and' industry projects.
are carried on here.
Other completed buildings in-
clude the Automotive Engineering
Building, where instruction and re-
search in automotive fields is
carried on. The building houses 17
soundproofed test cells, in which
experiments on engines can be
The older-less-used portion of
the University library is housed in
the Central Services and Stack
Building, the other No
All these buildings
in one half of the 7
Present plans for the
call for a joint city ani
project to provide sew
and improve water di
northeastern Ann Arb
the North Campus are
In this section of t
located the sites to be
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