The Auburn family will have to roll the tree-less wires at Toomer's Corner for just one more year. The university announced today that they will be renovating the Toomer's Corner area, located on the corner of College and Magnolia street, to include more open space for foot and vehicular traffic, as well as replacing the two oak trees that were poisoned in 2011 by outspoken Alabama fan, Harvey Updyke.
The first phase of the project will come in the spring when Auburn officials will replace the poisoned soil at the former oaks' sites, along with the addition of a new seating wall to allow more visitors to soak in the experience during celebrations. Phase I of the project will cost $900,000 to be completed.
"We think the Auburn family will like the look of the corner," said Dan King, assistant vice president for facilities management at Auburn. "It is not a radical change, but it will open things up and allow more people to enjoy it."
Below is a photo gallery of various models that the university has released to the public.
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