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    And a few pics around Burke-Hawthorne and "Operator Cover the Chillers." I am hoping they redo all the sidewalks around the lake as well.....

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    I also noticed that they did a repair job on part of the swamp's retaining wall. Maybe it'll look/match better as it ages, one hopes. And I REALLY hope they eventually get rid of the crappy hurricane fence one day.....

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    One last pic I took of the swamp.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuns_fan View Post
    I also noticed that they did a repair job on part of the swamp's retaining wall. Maybe it'll look/match better as it ages, one hopes. And I REALLY hope they eventually get rid of the crappy hurricane fence one day.....
    Didn't they put the fence because of the close proximity to the swamp to keep the gators off?

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    Didn't they put the fence because of the close proximity to the swamp to keep the gators off?
    Not off, IN.

    The fence is only where there is no brick wall, that and maintenance needs a way to get in and out easily.

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    Yes, but my thing is the fence is very unattractive....I wish we would do things right and continue the wall all the way around. This area is waaaay too important/visible (and will be even more so after construction is complete) to do things in a shoddy fashion.


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    The fence is to keep the Gators in the lake. I remember there was a big controversy over the brick wall when it was built. Some saw no need for it. I remember seeing a photo of the wall and they captioned it "Untamed Cypress Lake". Before there were gators in the lake there was no need for any fence at all. The lake had a pair of swans. When the gators showed up the swans "disappeared" (Imagine that). They then had to put the chain link fence up to keep the gators in. I would imagine that they will be doing something else once the older buildings are demolished.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    ........I would imagine that they will be doing something else once the older buildings are demolished.
    That would be great......let's hope!
    Also, Helmut: didn't you say much earlier in the thread that the architect had said they would be doing something about the Guillory Hall deck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuns_fan View Post
    That would be great......let's hope!
    Also, Helmut: didn't you say much earlier in the thread that the architect had said they would be doing something about the Guillory Hall deck?
    I fear the deck is destined for demolition. I find this to be an unfortunate decision because every time I walk on campus there is somebody there feeding the fish/turtles or looking for gators. It is a great place for kids to go too. I hope they will replace with something as good or better. I guess time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    I fear the deck is destined for demolition.
    Helmut: do you know this for a fact, or is it just a very educated guess/hunch? If they do have plans to demo it, then I think we should take action.....they should leave it alone or put something better in its place. With social media what it is today, people have a better chance of making an impact.

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    They are scheduled to demolish Guillory Hall along with the deck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    They are scheduled to demolish Guillory Hall along with the deck.
    Thats expected, bad news. Thanks for your reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    They are scheduled to demolish Guillory Hall along with the deck.
    With space at such a premium on campus it's probably necessary. I could see them adding another classroom building in that area in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    With space at such a premium on campus it's probably necessary. I could see them adding another classroom building in that area in the future.
    Well, there is another building allotted for at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, but that would not disallow keeping the present deck over the lake, or building a new one. As Helmut stated....it is a very popular, beautiful spot on campus, and should be kept/replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuns_fan View Post
    Well, there is another building allotted for at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, but that would not disallow keeping the present deck over the lake, or building a new one. As Helmut stated....it is a very popular, beautiful spot on campus, and should be kept/replaced.
    Are there concrete plans in place for this building? Once they tear down all 3 buildings there will be enough room there to build Maxim-Doucet sized building, if not something bigger.

    I would think the architects involved with the new building would be smart enough to integrate the lake into the plans for the new building.

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    Here is view of what they plan on doing in that area in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajuns_fan View Post
    Yes, but my thing is the fence is very unattractive....I wish we would do things right and continue the wall all the way around. This area is waaaay too important/visible (and will be even more so after construction is complete) to do things in a shoddy fashion.
    Agreed, and after tearing down the next 2 buildings by the Swamp, expand the swamp and the retaining wall and plant some new Cypress Trees in the enlarged area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyCajun View Post
    Agreed, and after tearing down the next 2 buildings by the Swamp, expand the swamp and the retaining wall and plant some new Cypress Trees in the enlarged area!
    ---Maybe over the expanded lake area we could put a NO city park type bridge---very cool!!!

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    Helmut could design and build it! Frenchie could take pics!


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    It seems the work around the chillers and inbetween Wharton and Burke-Hawthorne is complete. These are two views from St Mary, looking towards the swamp. I wish they would have made some of the sidewalks wider, but overall I think it looks great, and it is a nice area

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