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    Are they going to install a set of empty bleachers on Tulane Avenue?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    Are they going to install a set of empty bleachers on Tulane Avenue?

    ---Well maybe by the credit Union lot of Green BILLows inside!!!


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    Went to the meeting tonight about the master plan for the campus. Unbelievable what plans are being made to improve the campus in the future. Anyone else make it?


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    Went to the meeting tonight about the master plan for the campus. Unbelievable what plans are being made to improve the campus in the future. Anyone else make it?
    Can't believe I forgot about that. Could you please share some interesting bits of the discussion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULBouzi View Post
    Can't believe I forgot about that. Could you please share some interesting bits of the discussion?
    Basically every parking lot on campus will be replaced with either buildings or green(grass, trees, etc.). Will be numerous parking garages.....St. Mary will be converted to 2 lanes with 2 bike lanes occupying the other 2 lanes that are already there. Will have bushes/trees splitting the 2 car lanes from 2 bike lanes..... Campus will be very pedestrian/bike friendly.....Plan to make entire UL property feel like academic campus by lining all roads with oak trees (st. mary all the way to st. louis, st. louis all the way cajundome blvd, all of cajundome blvd and even congress from UMC to Cajundome).... Quite possible to have tram system from Cajun Field to new Parking Garage across from Old Tyme.

    Too much info to type basically haha. Was very impressed!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie85 View Post
    Basically every parking lot on campus will be replaced with either buildings or green(grass, trees, etc.). Will be numerous parking garages.....St. Mary will be converted to 2 lanes with 2 bike lanes occupying the other 2 lanes that are already there. Will have bushes/trees splitting the 2 car lanes from 2 bike lanes..... Campus will be very pedestrian/bike friendly.....Plan to make entire UL property feel like academic campus by lining all roads with oak trees (st. mary all the way to st. louis, st. louis all the way cajundome blvd, all of cajundome blvd and even congress from UMC to Cajundome).... Quite possible to have tram system from Cajun Field to new Parking Garage across from Old Tyme.

    Too much info to type basically haha. Was very impressed!!!!
    This is the website: www.ullafayettemasterplan.wordpress.com

    It was a 1.5 hour long presentation. Stuff I mentioned above was easy things to type out. The plans to build from Eraste Landry to Congress is way to detailed to type. Also, how they plan to tie in that whole area to meet at Lourdes/main campus, even if they end up not being able to buy Lourdes, is pretty exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie85 View Post
    This is the website: ullafayettemasterplan.wordpress.com.

    It was a 1.5 hour long presentation. Stuff I mentioned above was easy things to type out. The plans to build from Eraste Landry to Congress is way to detailed to type. Also, how they plan to tie in that whole area to meet at Lourdes/main campus, even if they end up not being able to buy Lourdes, is pretty exciting.
    Awesome, thanks for all of the info. Exciting times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggie85 View Post
    Went to the meeting tonight about the master plan for the campus. Unbelievable what plans are being made to improve the campus in the future. Anyone else make it?
    Yep, I was there, too. Outstanding ideas! This master planning process is WAY overdue. It is still early in the process, so nothing is etched in stone yet. A lot of promise. He (Steve Oubre) also mentioned that this is a 50 year (approx.) look into the future. Some thing can be done quickly, easily, & cheaply (the "low-hanging fruit"), and they will likely be seen in the near future. Other things, such as a tram, will require much more study and lots of money. I am a big supporter of a tram, but I want to make sure it is thoroughly analyzed and that the public is aware of everything involved. I think it would still be a good thing and possibly get approval, depending on a variety of things. He talked about too many things to cover them all here, but tying the "academic campus" (main campus) with the "university commons" (athletic complex & research park), possibly including the Lourdes property, was a big part of the plan. He also talked a bit about the football stadium and mentioned the possibility of it being enlarged to about 50k. He said someone stated that moving football from McNaspy Stadium to Cajun Field removed the soul of the university. He talked about tying the two areas together would help restore the university's soul. Also said there was some thought about moving fraternity row back toward the main campus, but that was just in the idea phase. Nothing concrete on that yet. There was a good turnout and a lot of good Q & A at the end.

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    Some GREAT stuff. The transformation already taking place around campus with the remodeling and addition of new dorms is amazing and those who haven't driven by in a few years should do so. I can't wait to see some of the initial parts of these plans implemented.

    The future of UL is very bright!


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    I like the tram...and I know he said it didnt' matter if we get Lourdes, but it seems to me that a lot hinges on that.

    Tram!!


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    Was there any mention of the most wasted property that UL owns -- the area from Blackham all the way to the Dorms? ...and clearing that property ?


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    I have tried to visualize what you are referring to and I don't get it---I go South I go to Albertsons

    -I go west I go to the sorority houses

    -I go East I go to Fatima---I go North I go to the old dairy and then about 2 blocks of businesses---I guess you could go northeast and get to the dorms ---please explain more!!!! Maybe this could be a Tram route instead of the hospital route---I told Coach Blanco this when we first started the buses---Could have been so cool way back when!!!!


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    A little write up on the master plan from the Advertiser website.

    http://www.theadvertiser.com/article...y=mod|mostview


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Was there any mention of the most wasted property that UL owns -- the area from Blackham all the way to the Dorms? ...and clearing that property ?
    Yes, that was briefly touched on. He said for now, Blackham would stay, but that it would likely be removed at some point in the future. There was discussion of extending St. Landry on to Cajundome Blvd., which would cut through the Blackham complex. That would provide a direct linkage between the University Commons (athletic complex) and the Academic Campus without having to get onto Johnston St. I think that would be a phenomenal accomplishment!

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    I wish I was a billionaire...for many reasons. If this "dream" of mine was reality, this master plan would be fully funded and completed in under five years. It's fun to dream though!


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    Construction continues to progress in the Rose Garden.

    First residence hall has three stairwells finished and the elevator shaft almost finished. Foreground is finished earthwork for second residence hall.

    rose-garden-1

    Elevator Pit and stairwell foundation for second residence hall.

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    Another stairwell foundation for second residence hall.

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    An area ready for foundation work to begin.

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    All of the above photos were taken from the Harris Hall fire escape.


    More underground electric service installation. the conduit with the painted ends is for incoming service. The other is for interior distribution.

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    They placed concrete for the foundation and post tension slab early on the Morning of Saturday November 5, 2011. They were still finishing it when I left for the football game at 11:30 A.M.

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    Close up of one of the Post Tension (PT) cables. They will wreck the forms early this week. The PT crew will come back later in the week and clamp on to the cable. They will then place a tension on the cable with a hydraulic ram. They will place a wedge in a thimble around the cable that is cast in the concrete and then release the cable from the hydraulic ram. The cable stays in tension in the slab. the cable is placed inside a plastic sheath to keep the concrete from adhering to it. Not a good idea to be standing in line with the cable. The wegdes have been known to slip and shoot stuff all over the place.

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    Remember this view. This is looking to University from Boucher. One of the new residence halls is to the left. The other will be to the right. This will be an alley between the to new halls.

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    Once the Fall semester is over they will move on to the renovation of Harris, Randolph and Buchanan halls. The entire block will be fenced off and I will have to sneak in on Sundays with Hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses and steel toed boots. It helps to know the general superintendent too. Because if this I don't know if I will be able to have a consistent view point of the project from beginning to end.


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    It is so wonderful being able to see photos of what is happening on campus. Thank you for the record of the construction that you are keeping. I like it when I see that you have a post on the construction.


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    Front columns of Huger Hall being installed. They come split in half and they are bonded together on site. The middle two columns have straps around them to hold it together until the adhesive sets.

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    A spare or broken column half. Capitols and bases are to the rear.

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    Finishing touches being done to the rear of Huger Hall. Scheduled to be finished around Thanksgiving.

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    We will see if they were able to improve on the installation of the AC lines over the installation behind Baker.


    A landscape feature between Baker and Huger Halls. Hamilton Hall is in the background, Baker is to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuLu View Post
    It is so wonderful being able to see photos of what is happening on campus. Thank you for the record of the construction that you are keeping. I like it when I see that you have a post on the construction.
    Thank you very much. Being that my house is right across the street it's really not that hard to do. I started out photgraphing on Saturdays but since they have moved to the Rose Garden area I'm thinking I will have to photograph on Sunday as i will have to sneak in and the best day to do that is when they are not working that much. At first they were working seven days a week but lately they are taking Sunday off.

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