Thanks Helmut. In the early 80's I had an apartment on Taft between Denbo & University. Your pictures have been a great reminder of the times spent there. As someone who only gets by campus during the football season now, it has been a great way to stay informed. Once again, thanks for your time & effort.
this is a pic from inside one of the bedrooms in new baker, couldnt get a better shot during our walkthrough but this gives a general idea theres another bed just like that one to camera left
I got my "La Louisiane" in the mail this morning. It has several articles about all the construction on campus including the Student Union renovation. Really good and informative.
Used your photo: http://ultoday.com/node/4204 Would have attributed it to you personally, but don't know your real name...
At a STATE FARM reception for incoming students outside of new dorm, I talked to a employee from the company handling the new dorm---I told him of the juxtaposition photo and that he could find it on R-Pagin---He was most anxious to check it out!!!!
I recommend a copy go to the Dupre Library-----AND I looked around to the back and was stunned at the progress on the other new dorm!!!!
Lots and lots of stuff to show today. Since the new Parking garage is partially open to the public I was able to get better camera angles on new Huger and New Baker dorms.
New Baker dorm as seen from the new Parking garage. A very very nice building.
Another shot of new Baker dorm from the new parking garage.
New Baker as seen from Taft Street. A curious mixture of construction workers, students and parents of students.
Facade of New Baker dorm facing Hamilton Hall. Landscaping being put in . Another curious mixture of construction equipment, storage yard and student bikes. It's kind of surreal in many ways although you can feel that it will be a very nice space once the construction is finished.
The new band practice field. The recent rains have given it renewed vigor and the grass is taking hold nicely.
New Huger hall is progressing at a rapid rate. Here are a few photos taken today August 20, 2011
New Huger Hall as seen from the new Parking Garage. New Baker to the right and Hamilton Hall to the left.
New Huger Hall as seen from Taft - Tulane intersection
Taft Street facade of New Huger hall
Tulane Avenue facade. Brick masons got busy last week. LUS has shifted the overhead power lines over to reduce the chance of contact with the transmission lines.
New Huger as seen from new parking garage. Hamilton hall is in the foreground.
Another view of new Huger Hall from the new parking garage. New Baker roof is in foreground. The amount of roof structure gives you an appreciation of haw large the buildings are. However, the photgraph does not do it justice. You have to be there to really take it all in.
New Parking Garage is partially open to the public.
A view from Taft Street - New Baker is to the right, Taft Street Parking Garage and Angelle Hall ar to the left.
Cavernous interior ramp of the parking garage this is either the fourth or fifth level.
East side top level ramp of the new Parking Garage. The deck is coated for water proofing.
Landscaping of walk way between Hamilton Hall and new Parking Garage being done today.
One of the many weld plates used to connect the individual precast panels. The field weld is on the left.
Demolition of Rose Garden dorms has started.
Evangeline Hall was leveled today in about an hour. Here are two views of what is left.
Demolition of Baker Dorm was started but they uncovered some steel beams covered with fireproofing material. They stopped until they could run a test to see if it contained Asbestos. (It probably does).
The steel with the potential ACM is the horizontal member to the left of the top of what was a stair well. This is one of the Hays Town dorms that caused the fuss in the paper last week. There is nothing extraordinary about these buildings. Once all the landscaping is removed the buildings look like they were from his Auschwitz period (LOL). If they had not found the potential ACM this building would have been leveled today also.
I finally got a chance to drive by the other day and it really was impressive in person. The new dorms are large, well done, and they fit in well with the rest of campus. And the parking garage is well hidden behind the massive oaks and not overly imposing. It looks great and will continue to look great for years to come.
Looks like asbestos has put the brakes on demolition of the rose Garden dorms.
Evangeline Hall debris pile getting smaller.
Exploratory demolition of Bonin Hall. Might be looking for more asbestos or looking at the structure to determine demolition method.
Exploratory demolition of old Baker hall. Could be looking for more asbestos.
The parking garage is open to the public except for the Credit Union office.
A view of the parking garage from the rear of Angelle Hall. The Angelle Hall auditorium is to the left.]
A view of the Mc Kinley Street facade. This is the entrance next Angelle Hall auditorium which is to the right.
Oops. Looks like a punch list item.
Almost finished renovated front of OK Allen Hall. The brick work to he left is for a planter that hides a handicapped ramp. This building will house Student health services and counseling and testing. Two services that are currently in building scheduled for demolition for the Student Union renovation.
Tropical Storm Lee dropped 8.5 inches of rain on the site from Friday to Sunday. These are a few photos taken on Monday September 5, 2011. Looks like Asbestos has demolition ground to a halt. Maybe we will see some progress this coming week.
This is the remains of Evangeline Hall. Buchanan Hall is to the rear Bonin Hall is to the right. Harris hall is to the rear of the camera.
The north end of Bonin Hall. The debris pile is pipe from Evangeline Hall
The Middle section of Bonin Hall.
The South end of Bonin Hall
These photos were taken from the fire escape on Harris Hall. I'm thinking this will be a good viewpoint to show weekly progress.