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The construction boom at CNM continues as we enter the New Year.
A photographic tour of campus showed at least three construction projects currently on-going.
Last year, the college knocked down “N” Building on the north side of the Main Campus. Workers from Contrares Constructio Corp., of Albuquerque, have been putting in a plaza in the eastern half of N’s foot print, in front of the Louis E. Saavedra Administration Building. The large plaza will add benches and tables to the trees left in place at the site workers said.
CNM Built the Market Place on University Boulevard and moved the book store into it.
Now the Robert. P. Matteucci Hall or RPM Building, which used to house the book store, is being converted by the college into a catering/brewery facility. Brycon Construction of Albuquerque is the general contractor for the job.
Meanwhile workers are forging ahead with a long planned remodel of Ken Chappy Hall. College officials have said they expect to move some art classrooms venues that were moved into the newly renovated Max Salazar Hall from the demolished. “N” Building, into Ken Chappy, when its remodel is complete.
Work on the ceiling above an exterior walkway in Ken Chappy Hall can be seen in the slideshow. Franken Construction of Albuquerque is the general contractor for the Ken Chappy remodel.