See you at the Samford Diagonal! Workshop provides renderings, drawings of the Future Toomer’s Corner

A second round of public workshops held yesterday in AU’s Foy Hall auditorium produced the first visuals of what your children will call Toomer’s Corner.

Arches, an elevated intersection, the demolition of Biggin Hall, and maybe converting the entrance to campus into some sort of amphitheater (but, sadly, no “Transformer type technology”) were just a few of the possibilities that made it to the idea presentation stage of the first round of workshops (which you can watch a video of).  But here’s what the landscape architecture experts are thinking.

One of the artist renderings from yesterday’s Toomer’s meeting, via @AuburnVillager

Conceptual drawing of the “Circle and Center” option.

The Olmsted Arc option, appropriately labeled “A nod to history.”

The arcs and radials option is considered a subtle expansion.

The Samford Diagonal option, presents the most radical change, including moving the historic gates deeper into the campus.

All four options include large trees, a decision that was reached in January.

According to AU’s Dan King, a final design will be ready by Spring.

Artist rendering h/t @AuburnVillager. Check out their Facebook page for more drawings and information, and  / or pick up a copy of The Villager tomorrow.

Preliminary drawings provided by the Auburn University Office of Communications and Marketing.

 

Related: A webcam shot of the Toomer’s Corner fire.

More on the the Toomer’s Oaks: Toomer’s Corner rollings didn’t start with Punt, Bama, Punt, says History / Did Auburn students celebrate Bear Bryant’s death by rolling Toomer’s Corner?

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