Friday, December 19, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 12/19/2014

There are a lot of construction projects going on across campus as the new year approaches.

This group of shots features the beautification projects along the main entrance of campus and around the old dairy barn, the seat replacement project at Jones AT&T Stadium, the new synthetic turf intramural fields going in just north of the John Walker Soccer Complex, and the new Plant and Soil Science Building expansion.

The work has ramped up during the break with the beautification projects as a large number of trees are now been planted for both projects.

The seats in sections 1, 2, 102, 103, and about half of the student sections have been removed from Jones AT&T Stadium.

The new synthetic turf is in place on both fields of the new intramural complex.

Foundation work is well under way on the new wing of the Plant and Soil Science Building.

The only projects I didn't take pictures of this morning were of the Bayer Crop Science building and the first phase of the Research Park.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

I hope to get out sometime this weekend and get a number of Carol of Lights photos.


Friday, December 5, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 12/5/2015

This group includes shots of phase one of the Jones AT&T Stadium additions and renovations, the completed Southwest Conference Bonfire Circle, the new synthetic turf intramural fields, and phase one of the Research Park.

They have already started tearing the old seats out of Jones AT&T Stadium. I spoke with one of the guys with the crew that is taking out the seats and he said they are removing about a section a day. They have removed sections 1,2,26, 27, and 28 as of today.

The renovated Southwest Conference Bonfire Circle is complete and really adds a lot to the area. I'll try to dig through my shots that I've taken over the year and compare the old circle with the new one. They did a really nice job on it. I hope they can do as good a job on the double-t scoreboard as they've done with the SWC circle.

The new turf is ready to install on the new intramural fields just north of the John Walker Soccer complex.

Work continues on phase one of the new research park on 4th Street between Quaker and the Texas Tech Parkway.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Looking for a Unique Texas Tech Christmas Gift?

If you are looking for a unique Texas Tech item for a Christmas gift, both of my campus coffee table books are available for purchase.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3495794

My second book is called Seasons, A Campus Tour - Texas Tech University.

This book is in a slightly larger format (8.5"x10", first book was 7"x7") than the first book and includes all brand new material. There are three different formats to choose from; including softcover, hard back with book jacket, and hard back, image wrapped. The hard back with cover jacket is the most professional looking format in my opinion.

In order to purchase from the Blurb website, you will need to set up a free account before you are allowed to order.

I like the second book a lot better mostly because of the larger format.

Blurb is an on-demand web-publishing company, so prices are a little higher because they are being printed only when they are ordered. They have recently reduced their standard shipping rates.

Again, I wish I could find someone to produce the book at a cheaper price, but I haven't been successful in finding anyone to do that. Blurb turns out the most professional product of any of the on demand web-publishing sites.

The first book, Reflections, is still available for purchase as well.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1343962

The cover and the center spread of the newest book are shown below and you can preview a number of pages on the actual webpage where you purchase the book.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

In order to receive by Christmas, you'll need to order by December 9th for standard shipping.

I'm hoping to get a third book out sometime this spring.

Front Cover



Center spread

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New TTU Campus Pictures - 11/19/2014

There is a new wave of construction projects now underway across campus.

These shots will highlight the new synthetic intramural recreational fields near the John Walker Soccer Complex, the new Research Park (Phase 1) on 4th Street near Quaker Avenue, the new public art piece at the Rawls Golf Course, the new Bayer CropScience Greenhouses and building (Formally the Continuing Education Building next to the International Cultural Center), the new wing and renovation of the Plant and Soil Science Building, and the new beautification project near the old diary barn and library.

Sunday, November 16, 2014