Weather did not stop progress

Dallas/Fort Worth experienced a series of rains of Genesian proportions last summer. For nearly seven weeks straight, rainfall drenched the Metroplex causing dams and floodgates to be opened.While these daily showers continued, work progressed as planned for the construction on the TCU campus. The Amon G. Carter and the Kellye Wright Samuelson residence halls are open for business in what used to be a crater in the heart of the university. The construction is still on schedule for a spring opening of the Teresa and Luther King and the Mary and Robert J. Wright residence halls.

Though keeping a project on schedule may not seem like an impressive feat, the fact that two months of flooding in North Texas did not delay completion is worth commending. If the construction was budgeted for rain during the summer, then this would only be going through the day-to-day work protocol. Unprecedented natural events cause damage and can delay completion of all sorts of projects.

Visitors to campus may have seen an excavation site in place of old Frog Fountain, but less than a year after some freshmen visited for a recruitment trip, naked shells of buildings have become inhabited structures in a growing campus environment.

The crane dominates views of TCU when it is on the horizon, but the distant future of a new residential campus is quickly becoming a reality.

Jokes and jeers of people calling TCU “Texas Construction University” are being disparaged as crews continue the daily grind of constructing a new TCU.

This may not be Noah bringing two of each animal with him to a new world, but then again, a new world is being created for the future life of Horned Frogs.

Associate editor Marcus Murphree for the editorial board.