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$1.5 Million Gift To Enhance Ped Mall

 

 
A $1.5 million gift from Marie Carter will help enhance the pedestrian mall through campus. Carter and her late husband, Archie, have contributed over $4 million, including $1.5 million for renovations to Bowman-Carter Residence Hall since 1989.

A $1.5 million gift from Marie Carter of Bettendorf, Iowa, will go toward enhancing the campus pedestrian mall with new gathering spaces and landscaping. Work is scheduled to begin in May 2002; completion is scheduled for August 2002.

The Marie Fletcher Carter Mall will connect the buildings from South Hall on the east side of campus to Armstrong Hall on the west. Activity spaces will be developed at key places along the walkway. Project designers are Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture of Des Moines, which received the American Institute of Architects 2001 Architecture Firm Award.

Carter’s husband, the late Archie Carter ’33, was a longtime member of the Cornell Board of Trustees and consistent contributor to campus improvement projects big and small. It was not unusual for him to notice a cracked sidewalk or a bare space that needed a tree, and then to offer to pay for it.

 

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