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The state-of-the-art UIS Recreation and Athletic Center will include a 3,000-seat gymnasium capable of expanding to a 4,000-seat performance arena. Construction will be complete summer 2007.

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Photos by Will Vautrain


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View of the Rec Center, just south of University Hall. A closer view of the north side exterior. The racquetball court spans both floors. Working at the top of the racquetball court. A mechanical scaffold allows a painter to spray the ceiling.
The north lobby begins to brighten with white paint. The running track is still waiting for paint. The second floor offices. Scaffolding reaches to the top of the gymnasium. Sparks fly as metal is cut on the gymnasium floor.
Giant heating and cooling ducts are still being installed in the gymnasium. A lift up to the gymnasium ceiling. The main concourse. A spray painter wears protective clothing. A light at the end of the running track.
The west side of the indoor running track. The UIS Townhouses, as seen from the west side of the indoor running track. Spray painter taking the easy way down from the ceiling. The south side of the indoor running track. Painting a first-floor mechanical room.