And with a bang. Here are some great pictures of the 1970 power plant expansion!
The first three are pretty self-explanatory as well as scenic. Work began (as usual) in July and continued through February, 1971:
But there’s a fourth picture in this batch that I’m struggling to make sense of. This clearly isn’t the power plant; it’s a pile of dirt and debris. And I had to look very carefully at the towers in order to determine that it was taken from somewhere in the vicinity of the athletic fields along Rice Boulevard, just before the stadium parking lot. But it’s labeled “central plant expansion” on the back. What is going on here? And is that a white fence along the road by the science buildings?