Stairway to 1911
To paraphrase Led Zeppelin, there are three paths you can go by near the historic 1911 Building.
With the addition of a new set of stairs this month, you’ll be able to walk straight from the building to the Court of North Carolina, or burn five extra calories by choosing one of the existing stairways on either side.
The steps frame the view of the 1911 Building from the viewpoint of Leazar Hall.
Soon more students will be enjoying the vista. Near the stairs, a second outdoor classroom is being added for the surrounding buildings as part of the campus master plan.
The mini-amphitheater, designed with input from faculty in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will seat a class of about 20. It supplements the outdoor classroom on the north side, near the center of the Court.
The final bricks for the three-month, $300,000 Facilities-funded project will be in place by June 15, weather permitting.
“The rain has really been a challenge to make sure we meet deadlines,” says Lynn Swank, landscape project manager with design and construction services.
Not to worry. According to the lyrics of the most famous stairway song, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.