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Rubble Rousing

The new artificial turf in the football field.

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Just beyond the Blair courtyard, construction has begun to replace the football field with artificial turf. The current state of the field is a fenced off puddle of dirt and the rubble of the old field.

Just beyond the Blair courtyard, construction has begun to replace the football field with artificial turf. The current state of the field is a fenced off puddle of dirt and the rubble of the old field.1Picture by Lauren PoorDue to all of the recent rain, the ground has turned into a pond spanning the length of the field. Construction has started by putting in the foundation of the new grass. 2Picture by Lauren PoorMaterials are sprawled out along the site, submerged in the large puddle. The rain seems to have temporarily halted the construction process.3Picture by Lauren PoorA cross section cut of the land shows what is under the Blair field- wires, future foundation for the new turf and layers of earth. 4Picture by Lauren PoorDue to the construction on the field, the fire drill procedure has changed, and instead of evacuating to the bleachers, Blazers exit the building with separate classes that have pre-arranged spots in the area surrounding Blair.5Picture by Lauren PoorA pile of gravel is a clue to what will lie beneath the new turf.6Picture by Lauren PoorIn some spaces, the puddle overflows onto the concrete near the bleachers, making the area a very difficult workplace.7Picture by Lauren PoorMore materials have been put around the construction area, including pipes, foundation, gravel, dirt and a few bulldozers. 8Picture by Lauren PoorThe only objects that put this current alien landscape in context are the sports scoreboard and the bleachers.9Picture by Lauren PoorRipped up pathways show that the field area might be expanded as well as updated.10Picture by Lauren PoorTracks of the machines cover the dirt that is not submerged in water. The dirt is the lowest layer of many sub-layers that will be put in which include sand and pulverized, recycled rubber.11Picture by Lauren Poor
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