The sundial between the O'Brien and Cherberg buildings on the west campus will be removed by a contractor hired by Enterprise Services this week.
The sundial will be taken to Seattle for further condition assessment and repair. Work will include:
The project is included in the Public and Historic Facilities, fund in the 2017-19 operating budget, which is designated for care of campus memorials and artwork. The restoration work is expected to cost less than $10,000.
The project expected to be complete in late fall.
The sundial's bronze gnomon was damaged by vandals in the mid-1990s. State workers made temporary repairs. Enterprise Services considered numerous options for long term design and repair of the gnomon. The agency decided to re-install the historic gnomon design because it honors the original artist's design and is less costly than other options.
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