I heard today in a meeting that a section of the famous “White Hallway” (connecting the Towers to John Sealy Annex) is closing for updates and renovations starting July 7. The first part to close is the south section; that phase will last 3-4 weeks, to be followed by the second phase at the north end of the corridor. The work will address a number of necessary issues, and equally important, improve the look and feel of one of our most heavily traveled areas. We have some visuals from FOAM and will work to get those online to iUTMB and the construction site. Best bet will be to avoid the area, using the cafeteria and hallway by Patient Services as alternate routes, or jumping up to the second floor. Those who were around for the renovations to the Main Street corridor or John Sealy Hospital entrance know that by comparison, this will be cake. Eventually, the new areas of Children’s Hospital, the garden, and Main Street wil all tie together with a complementary look and feel.