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This post has been edited 7 times, most recently by Titleist627 15 months ago
Draining the lagoon?
Yes sorry I posted something that explained it was the boating basin being drained but I messed it up when it posted upside down. Thanks Brian
Yeah, filling in some of it.
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Mundus
Draining Lache Griffin
I could say something but they have asked us to keep it clean.
Probably preparing for bulkhead work and foundation work for pedestrian bridges.
This post was edited by EZduzit 15 months ago
The bridge would likely go in first.
This post was edited by Brian Ethridge 15 months ago
If the Chinese can make the sky blue for the Olympics, then surely we can make the Brazos blue. A few thousand Toilet Ducks might help...
So here's a visual on what exactly they are doing in the boating basin. The whole cove has been drained in 36 hrs in order to build the flood wall and 1.75 acres of fill shown in green. Also I'm sure this is pretty well known but the circular area next the new intramural fields/tailgating area is an outdoor amphitheater. I think it'll be a great addition to the game day atmosphere.
Hadn't seen that.. That's a great sketch of the area.
This post was edited by WILLIS 15 months ago
Thank you Titleist627. Very nice having your input.
This post was edited by oceanbear 15 months ago
great graphic Titleist.
So on that graphic, where is the new Track and Field stadium slated for?
On a related note as to TandF, has there been any conversation about an indoor track facility one day?
I'm curious how high over the water the pedestrian bridge will be as well as the new bridges over 35 as well as how deep this lagoon? area will be... May limit the size of watercraft coming in an out of the area. Any talk about opening a boat ramp where the old paddle boat was docked by 35/Robinson tower? Seems like a perfect fit with all that empty parking lot.
I'm sure the pedestrian bridge will be sufficiently tall for clearance. The size of boats on the river will be limited by the fact that everything will have to be trailered there. Anything that can reasonably be trailered to and from the games every week will likely have plenty of clearance. Only exception could be the masts of some trailerable sailboats, but sailboats of that size aren't really practical for hanging out on anyway.
I'm sure there are better uses for the area behind Robinson than a boat ramp. Even if they wanted to do it I think it might be a little tight for a bunch of people trying turn around and back up and park trailers. There is already a park west on MLK on the stadium side of the river where I'd bet most people put in. We used to put boats in there to go wakeboarding. I'm not sure what it's called but it's the place with the horseshoe pits and seems to have plenty of parking.
Yes, and Baylor just purchased more property upstream on the north side of Lake Brazos last month.
This post was edited by Old_Bobby 15 months ago
Ian has said the new T&F stadium will be 'across the Brazos, adjacent to the football stadium.' I think he is talking about the area across the river from the Ferrell Center parking lot. The 2,300 new parking spaces will serve for media/RV's on football game days, student parking for intramurals, as well as parking for the new T&F stadium. I know the major donor parking for football will be in the law school parking lot.
I'll talk to Krainz about the new 35 bridges as he has all the info on the 35 renovations from Austin to Hillsborough and get back to you Willis. I know I have the specs of the Umphrey Bridge somewhere I just need to find it. As for the lagoon, it's 11 feet deep and there aren't any plans to raise the water level or anything, but the ground level on the stadium side will be raised 10' once the flood wall is installed.
Pictures taken 1/17/2013. Enjoy!
nice- thanks Old Bobby and Titleist
Thanks a ton.
That river looks like Chocolate Milk today
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