Back in the early 2000’s, Friends of Piedmont Way began a project to return Piedmont Avenue back into “a broad and graceful tree-lined streetscape”. At the core of this group are Michael Kelly and Frederica Drotos, a husband and wife team that is determined to make Piedmont as green as it ever was, one tree at a time. read more »
Sather Gate, the southern portal to maze-like buildings and soporific lectures, will be restored this school year in an effort to protect the campus icon. Don’t be afraid, younguns, she’ll be looking fresh and perky again in no time!
A $1.5 million restoration project will focus on the deteriorating areas of the gate. The schedule is as follows:
* Friday, Oct. 10: scaffolding erected around the gate, preparations to remove brass and steel metal work
* Thanksgiving: naked gate! Pillars and glass orbs will remain.
* Next spring: a triumphant and beautiful return
We fear the sight of a skeletal Sather Gate, but we guess we’ll just have to make do while the restoration team’s sprucing up our own bronze lady.
Image Source: Raymond Yee under Creative Commons
Iconic Sather Gate to be restored to its former majesty [NewsCenter]