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Lighting system may turn new Toomer’s Corner orange and blue during football games

Lighting system may turn new Toomer’s Corner orange and blue during football games

According to the latest redevelopment update, Toomer’s Corner is one step closer to becoming a veritable Auburn theme park. According to City of Auburn Public Works Director Jeff Ramsey, the new traffic poles will feature LED lights system” that can change color for special events.” Guess which colors? Some of the new seating to installed […]

Auburn hackers develop app that tells you if Toomer’s Corner is being rolled

Auburn hackers develop app that tells you if Toomer’s Corner is being rolled

The national championship celebration in 2011, the blizzard before the oaks (1.0) were taken down, the 3rd heaven that opened up after the 2013 Iron Bowl — they did, they seemed like dreams. And even though you knew it was real, it still would have been nice to have an official, hi-tech pinch to confirm […]

Permanent tiger paw in intersection among possibilities for City of Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner renovation definitely happening

Permanent tiger paw in intersection <s>among possibilities for City of Auburn’s Toomer’s Corner renovation</s> definitely happening

UPDATE: Per a media briefing for the Jan. 20 Auburn City Council meeting, the permanent tiger paw is a definite go. … There has been a tiger paw painted in the middle of the street at Toomer’s Corner first for nigh on 25 years. (I’ll soon be tackling the awesome back story of how it […]

Auburn’s assistant city manager says expecting an arch at Toomer’s Corner in 2015 is ‘premature’

Auburn’s assistant city manager says expecting an arch at Toomer’s Corner in 2015 is ‘premature’

TWER has been your number one source for Arch Talk since those disorienting Attractive Intersection Structure days of 2011. Having what “they have at Purdue” span the intersection of College and Magnolia has been on the table since the very first meetings of the Committee to Determine the Future of Rolling Toomer’s Corner. And the […]

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

Auburn fans gain control of Florida’s House of Representatives; new Speaker’s gavel contains wood from the Toomer’s Oaks

You may have won the BCS National Championship, Florida State. But you just lost the House of Representatives. That piece of wood buried deep inside the custom-made gavel that will symbolically enforce every edict issued by the Florida legislature for the next two years? It isn’t from Chief Osceola’s spear, it’s from the Toomer’s Oaks. […]

Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

Auburn to plant thirty Toomer’s Oaks descendants in Samford Park

The tradition of rolling Toomer’s Corner migrates deeper into Samford Park with every Auburn win, to the quiet annoyance of AU officials. “It creates a lot of mess to clean up,” Dan King, assistant vice president for facilities at Auburn University, told TWER in February. “We like to have less mess to clean up. I […]

Extra wires, AU logos added to temporary Toomer’s Corner structure to provide better rolling experience

Extra wires, AU logos added to temporary Toomer’s Corner structure to provide better rolling experience

The world’s only structure built specifically to be rolled with toilet paper is now even more rollable. A third wire was recently strung between each pole of the Toomer’s Triangle, allowing for two rows of AU logos to be suspended over the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue downtown. The City of Auburn hopes […]

People can charge cell phones, laptop computers at Toomer’s Corner thanks to power outlets installed on new seating walls

People can charge cell phones, laptop computers at Toomer’s Corner thanks to power outlets installed on new seating walls

Celebrate old traditions with the help of modern amenities… at the new Toomer’s Corner. Yep, you can now recharge your cellphone after draining all your battery with post-rolling victory selfies. AC and USB charging outlets have been placed along the back of the seat walls found around the perimeter of the Toomer’s Corner entrance to […]

Last line of the Auburn Creed etched into new Toomer’s Corner walkway

Last line of the Auburn Creed etched into new Toomer’s Corner walkway

Students returning to class at Auburn today are walking all over the Auburn Creed. Or at least the last line of it. The final words of George Petrie’s 1943 love letter to Auburn have been etched into the walkway of Toomer’s Corner 2.0, which officially opened for pedestrian business Sunday night. The line “…because Auburn […]

Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

Auburn’s J&M Bookstore to film Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations with Kick Six drone

J&M’s new drone won’t be the first to film awesome footage of Toomer’s Corner rollings, but it’ll definitely be the coolest. The bookstore / college store plans to shoot video of Toomer’s Corner victory celebrations this fall with a toy that would top the Christmas list of every 10-year-old Auburn fan ever: A video camera-equipped […]

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