Thursday, August 14, 2014

Area around Will Rogers and Soapsuds - Pictures

I was without my camera today and only had my iPad to get these shots.

Will and Soapsuds will be surrounded by native grasses as part of the campus beautification project. Flowers will go in the outer ring around the statue.

The project is still on going and they were testing the automatic sprinkler systems they have installed along the main entrance along Broadway up the statue.






Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 8/6/2014

New group of shots featuring evening shots of Jones AT&T Stadium, downtown Lubbock, and the new public art piece called "Texas Rising" that is located at the new residential village.

The public art is not yet complete as there will be additional stars installed as part of the project.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 7/30/2014

This group includes shots of the area around the Will Rogers and Soapsuds statue that is part of the campus beautification project, some random shots of Jones AT&T Stadium, and the new residential village near 19th and Indiana.

The concrete work around the Will Rogers statue is complete and the next phase will be the landscaping. It looks like the flower beds in be in the outer circle around Will and Soapsuds while grass will comprise the inner ring. Work is still continuing in the area of the main entrance off University and Broadway.

The concourse staircases at Jones AT&T Stadium will provide some new graphics of Texas Tech Football in a unique way. Some if not all will have a large picture relating to Tech football put on them. I would call it a Fat Head for stairs.

The construction fences have come down from around the new residential complex and the new piece of public art is also going in today. It's called Texas Rising.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 7/23/2014

This new group of pictures includes shots mostly of the new residential village near 19th and Indiana and the beautification project near the main entrance and Memorial Circle area.

They have finished pouring concrete around the Will Rogers and Soapsuds statue. They still need to add lighting and the new flower beds around the area. Three public art benches will be added near the statue at a later date. The automatic water sprinkler systems are nearing completion and the new trees should start going in soon.

The sprinkler systems are also going in around the other beautification project near the old dairy barn and west side of the library.

The new residential village is nearing completion and looking quite impressive. Lots of landscaping going in and finishing touches going on the buildings.

I believe a new "star-shaped" piece of public art called "Texas Rising" will be located in the courtyard of the new complex.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New SWC Bonfire Circle Close Replica of Old SWC Bonfire Circle

It looks like the new Southwest Conference Circle may be a pretty close replica of the old Southwest Conference Circle.

They have put red brick around the outside edges of the circle but have not put any team logos down yet. I was comparing pictures of the old circle with the new circle and the designs look basically the same and are also they same size.

I get the feeling the logos will go down close to the opening of the football season.

On another note, the area it is located looks a lot nicer than before the petroleum engineering building was built. They've done a great job with landscaping and that area may become a pretty good spot to set up tailgating tents.

Old Circle

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New Circle

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New TTU Campus Pictures - 7/9/2014

New group of shots from campus that include the beautification project near the main entrance/Memorial Circle area, the new Southwest Conference Bonfire Circle, the new public art piece in the Experimental Science courtyard, and the new residential village near the corner of 19th and Indiana.

They are completely re-working the area around the Will Rogers and Soapsuds statue. They are pouring new concrete and the area will eventually have three new benches as part of the public art collection. This is part of the campus beautification project.

They have put in red brick around the new Southwest Conference Bonfire Circle. I was looking at pictures of the old circle compared to the new circle and it looks like it will be an exact duplicate or pretty close to it. The dimensions look the same. I'll post a comparison picture later this evening.

Astrolabe by Owen Morrel is the newest piece of the TTU Public Art Collection. It is located in the courtyard of the Experimental Science Building.

Landscaping is going in at the new residential village.