The University of Texas is many things to many people. To some, it is wearing burnt orange on fall Saturdays in the confines of Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, cheering on the Longhorns. To others, it is a bright orange beacon on the Austin skyline commemorating a noteworthy achievement. And still to others, it is one of the most highly esteemed institutions of higher learning in the world, which has molded the lives of young men and women from all over the globe for over 130 years.
To me, it is all of these things and more.
It is a collection of a lifetime of memories which began in the early 1980s when I attended my very first Longhorn football game and continued through my college years when I was fortunate enough to attend the University as a student. The University of Texas showed me a world I would have never known otherwise and taught me the value of free thought and an open mind.
University of Texas Images is a collection of photos which celebrates the beauty of the campus. It is for alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, staff, and even those who never had the opportunity to be associated with UT but love it as if they were.
The University of Texas Tower
This image gallery contains photos of perhaps the most distinguishable structure on the Austin skyline, the UT Tower is a globally recognized symbol of the University of Texas. Designed by Paul Cret to replace the iconic “Old Main” building, construction of the 307 foot tall structure was completed in 1937. The Tower lies at the heart of the old Forty Acres and houses both administrative offices (including the office of the President of the University) and libraries (the three floor Life Science Library and the Miriam Lutcher Stark Library). Outdoor gardens grace a terrace, which was originally designed as a study area, outside the President’s office and include a sculpture by renowned artist Charles Umlauf, who taught at the University. At night, the Tower may be lit with one of six lighting configurations which, at the President’s discretion, can communicate messages of celebration or sorrow to the City of Austin.
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The University of Texas Campus
Originally a forty acre plot of land when UT opened in 1883, the main University of Texas campus has now grown to over three hundred and fifty acres and is home to several buildings of historic significance which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The oldest structures depicted in the photo gallery are the 19th century built Arno Nowotny Building (1852) and John W. Hargis Hall (1888) on the Heman Sweatt Campus and the Littlefield House (1893), built by Civil War veteran Major George W. Littlefield. The first building of the 20th century was the Dorothy L. Gebauer Building (1904). The Cass Gilbert designed Battle Hall (1911) and Sutton Hall (1917) are next on the list, and then Welch Hall (1929). The 1930s saw the construction of Gregory Gym (1930), Waggener Hall (1931), Goldsmith Hall (1932), the Texas Union (1933), and the Texas Memorial Museum (1936). The 1950s gave rise to the Six Pack, including Benedict Hall (1951), Batts Hall (1953), Parlin Hall (1954), and Homer Rainey Hall (1956), which flank the South Mall. The Peter T. Flawn Academic Center (1960) was the first edifice constructed in the next decade. In 1971 both the LBJ Library and Museum and Sid Richardson Hall were built, and finally, one of the newer structures on campus, San Jacinto Residence Hall was built in 2000.
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