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New Folsom area construction

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Mick Ronson, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i was cruising home through the open area with the Ralphie statue between the SW corner of Folsom and Muenzinger this afternoon. and they've mounted 4 steel posts in concrete (tore up some of the bricks) about 20-25 feet high along Colorado. the area fenced off and 3 guys and a concrete mixer working.

    i asked one of the guys what they were doing and he said they were putting in columns for entry to the stadium on gamedays. he said they were going to be "pretty fancy". he also used the word "arches"...should be interesting.

    any one know anything about this? i assume they'll be in the standard CU quarry brick as edifice? some new element to the stadium walk?

    seems kinda cosmetic given the financial situ around campus and with the AD....but that's a different discussion.
     
  2. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i couldnt find it anywhere
     
  3. BuffAlum2007

    BuffAlum2007 Club Member Club Member

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    Maybe they are planning on putting some better fencing down Colorado Avenue for games...the fences that they put up on gamedays to seal off the stadium are an absolute joke...
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    ps i beleive you i just googled and noone had any info
     
  5. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i got ya before. i usually try and keep up with the construction projects on campus (learning about architecture is kind of a hobby for me)....i was kind of surprised to see it.

    the guy i talked to didn't seem real happy. they had contracted him to just mount the posts and he was doing something else filling in sand around to be re-bricked (i'd guess) to make a uniform surface up to the new postings....and said "they conned him into do it". that someone else was supposed to do that work, not him.
     
  6. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    the temporary fences will still be there. this "project" runs about 20 yards along Colorado between about even with the Ralphie statue. this is a ceremonial/gateway type thing. which made me suggest the stadium walk above. part of our new traditions. :smile2:
     
  7. FChairbanks

    FChairbanks muthaka slayer Club Member

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    dumb ass obviously doesn't know how to write exclusions to a contract.
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    that sounds like a colossal waste of cash if its only 20 yards... who knows maybe its a crowder memorial
     
  9. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i think it sounds cool, so shut up.
     
  10. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    to me, it looks like it could be cool on gameday but will "bracket" in that open space the other 300 days a year in a way that isn't so hot.

    but, i'm more than willing to be won over by the project when it's complete.
     
  11. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    My guess is that they're putting a secondary indoor facility up by the stadium where Cody and the receiving corps can do some passing drills. They just made it as big as it needed to be for them to run all the routes.... :smile2:
     
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  12. BoBigRed

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    I see cu got their stimulus funds.:smile2:
     
  13. jrod212

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    what ever they are building, it better not impede me cruising down that area permanently. if it does, it is a horrible idea.
     
  14. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Come to think of it, a nice gate/wrought iron fence type deal would be a nice addition. Take away all the crappy ticket "chutes" and put up some good looking entryways into the stadium complex. I'd be in favor of it.
     
  15. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds pretty cool to me
     
  16. RuffBuff

    RuffBuff Club Member Club Member

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    anyone with a camera phone can add a nice visual aid to this story....
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Those cattle guards they had were a joke indeed. They've been working on this for over a month now, I'm excited to see the finished product
     
  18. Mick Ronson

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    this project is dragging. looked like to me week before last they were cutting the stone on site--which doesn't seem optimal. so far, sorry no pic (forgot), this looks like 4 bricked, square columns with lights (some electrical wires coming out of the one column that appears finished)....and very tall flag-poles out of each column.

    it will probably look pretty sweet when it's done; but, right now, doesn't do that much for me. i liked the open-ness of that space before. now, it seems closed in by some unwieldy columns that are used 6 days a year vs. the other 359.

    but, could be it will change my mind when it's done.
     
  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Pictures damn it.
     
  20. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    ill see what i can do, im going to norlin in a bit and can probably snap a pic.
     
  21. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i knew that was coming. i whiffed today and won't be back on campus until after the holiday.

    sorry guys. :bang:
     
  22. Marching Buff

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    I got a pic driving through campus the other day. I did see electrical conduit so I'm guess it will be lit as well.[​IMG]
     
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  23. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    i think that is going to look pretty dang good
     
  24. unionbuff

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    :yeahthat:

    Although if that pic was just taken a few days ago, I think they still have quite a bit of work to do.
     
  25. Mick Ronson

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    that pic was about the same as it was when i started this thread. something is wrong with this project.

    as of today. the right/east column is fully bricked and the others about the same as they are here (3 weeks of little progress?). each column has a tall flagpole coming out of it.
     
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    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Any news on the new lights going up on the west side of the stadium as well?
     
  27. MiamiBuffs

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    Need more Urinals.




















































    And a phucking beer tap would be nice too.
     
  28. SINKRATZ

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    When does the 10 foot tall bronze Clark Evans statue get installed?
     
  29. BeBe

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    After he wins his second Heisman
     
  30. leftybuff

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    It's slated for the Fall, but it is going to be bigger. They will knock down Gamow Tower and replce it with a 10 story Clark Evans statue leering down at the visitors sideline from above.
     

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