If you’ve been past Aztec Student Union lately, you may have marveled at some of the shiny roof beams that have arisen.
Across the project’s rooftop, metal beams stick out like ribs or bring to mind memories of childhood Erector sets. They interrupt the stark blue of the sky and catch the light easily.
The beams serve a mostly ornamental purpose, and will hold aloft tiled roofs similar to those seen on Hepner Hall and Hardy Tower.
Of course, there is a “real” roof underneath all those beams, like the one pictured above and below that will eventually allow natural daylight to filter into the offices below.
To watch the roofing in action, be sure to watch the live construction camera on the Aztec Student Union website.