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]

adfadsf said:
Oct 8, 2008 at 7:40 am

it boggles my mind how the restoration of a few bits of metal would come to cost around 1.5 million. does no one haggle prices these days? if it’s costing that much, why not have the restoration people do their work on campus on ladders? Make them work for that money. though, i don’t really know what kinds of processes go into restoration…metal structures, so i say this in ignorance.

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