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    Well, I was lucky enough to speak to Bill Christ about the plans for the new green space that is going up where Guillory Hall was located. I appreciate him taking a few minutes out of his busy day to talk to me about this......
    Here are few of the highlights i laws told:
    1) The name of it is "Cypress Lake Plaza," and it will go up pretty quickly; it should be finished in ~3 months.
    2) They are leaving the Guillory Hall deck in tact (like we were told) and will be incorporating and expanding the remnants of the building itself into a stage.
    3) The stage will have a built in podium, facing Boucher. There will also be trellises on it, like they have in front of the new U.
    4) Right below the stadium will be a circular plaza, very much like in the quad, with a FDL built into the floor, and seating around it.
    5) The green space will actually be an amphitheater, with berms around it facing the stage/lake. We can assume that adequate drainage is planned for, lol.
    6) Just today they got approval from the state agency to build a pier......not a bridge, a pier......across the lake. It will go about half way, but is not part of this phase.

    He also shared some renderings with me.

    First up, the site plan:

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    Looking towards the lake: notice the steps leading up to the amphitheater and the signage for the plaza.

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    Looking towards the Rose Garden: notice the podium, amphitheater, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Looking towards the Rose Garden: notice the podium, amphitheater, etc.
    Looks a lot better than the old parking and transit building

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Looks a lot better than the old parking and transit building
    I'm wondering if they're going to take down the pine trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I'm wondering if they're going to take down the pine trees.
    I always thought pine trees were an eyesore...I would be ok with replacing them with oaks & magnolias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    I always thought pine trees were an eyesore...I would be ok with replacing them with oaks & magnolias.
    Agree. They belong on the campus of those northern technical schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    Agree. They belong on the campus of those northern technical schools.
    I couldnot agree more.......Acadiana = magnolia, cypress, oak, pecan.....but not pine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I couldnot agree more.......Acadiana = magnolia, cypress, oak, pecan.....but not pine.
    Unless the pines are around a baseball field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bankruptcyman View Post
    Unless the pines are around a baseball field.
    No doubt...Oaks would be cool like softball but in the case for baseball it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    I always thought pine trees were an eyesore...I would be ok with replacing them with oaks & magnolias.

    "Oaks and pines and sweet magnolia's beauty, Show forth thy charms so rare."

    The pines are written in! Singing about non-existent pines in our Alma mater would make about as much sense as continuing to call it "beloved old Southwestern"! Lol.

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    Forgot I had a pic of the new street lights along Hebrard, that match all the other new lighting on campus.

    First up, the before:

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    And the current ones:

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    And the current ones:
    ...man I like T Joe....but I love what he has done for the 2 campi of UL....like the above juxtaposition of photos, I would love to see a before and after of all the projects....truly incredible!!!

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    When are they scheduled to break ground on the green space near the student union?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMD7636 View Post
    When are they scheduled to break ground on the green space near the student union?
    They are working on it now.

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    I am sure we'll see pictures when it's complete.


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    Scroll up to post 681 of this thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMD7636 View Post
    When are they scheduled to break ground on the green space near the student union?

    Green or Safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick View Post
    Green or Safe?
    ....Young Rick.....hope UL never sees that on our campus..... Btw, any millennialist on this board? Kidding guys!!!

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