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devil duck

Creative destruction

Last week a large parking lot on campus was closed off for the construction of a new academic building. Today was the first time I noticed any visible progress.

First, a mountain of asphalt fragments, next to a smaller mountain of tree trimmings...

Later, I noticed that they seemed to be taking out whole trees, including (I think) this centenarian:

I don't remember anybody saying the plan involved taking out trees that have been here longer than the University has been...