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The construction zone

August 20, 2007

A mainstay at construction sites is the dreaded orange cone, redirecting traffic and blocking space. Let’s look at the orange cone in another light: a symbol of progress, a sign of the future. It means we’re moving into an era where the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus will serve 15,000 students and provide 20 acres of academic collaboration in an urban environment.

Currently under construction are the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Central and Taylor, a six-story, 223,000-square-foot building with state-of-the-art classes and labs to support the future journalists of our time.
Across the street is Taylor Place, a 13-story residential hall, being built for fall 2008. A civic space south of the Post Office on Fillmore Street is also underway. 

Close to the campus is the Sheraton Hotel under construction at Van Buren and Third streets and 44 Monroe, a high-end condominium project, is taking shape at its namesake address. The Phoenix Convention Center and Metro Light Rail rounds out the many projects that are under construction downtown.  To keep up with this incredible list, check out these links:

General Downtown Phoenix Construction:

Light Rail Construction: