I was pretty shocked like the rest of us yesterday with the images coming out of Westwood. I spent a great deal of time having a hand in the development of the UCLA, so I had to take a look for myself.
While we are fortunate that no one was hurt, the cleanup is going to take a lot of time to complete. From what I saw less than twenty four hours later, the university has responded in quite an impressive fashion. Still, with all the progress there is a great deal that will have to be replaced.
To top it off, the new Luskin Conference Center was near the path of the high waters. Fortunately, the workers seemed to be back at it without missing a beat.
Here are the pics going around campus around noontime:
Bruin Walk looks normal! All is well!
Notice we still have water flowing.
The Wooden Statue looks a little more brownish to me.
I think the popular choice would have been leaving it as a pool!
Notice all the mud at the north entrance. Maybe the only way to keep the students from jaywalking.
An opportunity missed if you ever want to steal the Victory Bell.
I hope that’s not carpeting from John Wooden’s living room!
The surviving carpeting gets a suntan.
The football staff moving equipment. They are not moving to San Antonio
I think the Track and Field team are breaking NCAA rules with the level they’re exerting themselves on this cleanup.
And a little video to leave you. Creepy to see Sunset so empty.