I decided to take a walk across campus on Wednesday night and take a seat on a bench in The Oval. Seeing the Main Library, I started thinking about how much the campus has changed in the 7 years that I have been in Columbus. The restoration that has taken place has been nothing short of amazing.
The “Oval Restoration Project” was the first major renovation that I can remember happening while I have been on campus. It started during the Summer quarter of 2004. The oval was completely closed for renovation, and with no walkways available, I had to leave my dorm 15 minutes earlier each day just to make it to class on time. The pathways were opened for Autumn quarter, but fences stayed erect until Spring quarter of 2005. After all was said and done, the grass was greener, the pathways were much nicer, and it will stay beautiful for years to come.
I chose to talk about restoration of campus because there has been a lot of construction around The Ohio State University lately- The Union, The Main Library, 315, the parking garage by Fisher- just to name a few. Although it might cause some delays, or some headaches at the time, the future of The Ohio State University campus becomes much more exciting and beautiful because of the work that has been done.
Picture taken from The Ohio State University website
The Oval is one of the most recognizable and favorite spots on campus, and throughout the rest of the year I will be posting some of my other favorites. So stay tuned!