Aerial photo showing my office building (circled, lower left) and the site of the amphitheater construction (marked by X). Drawn in to the right of the X is the future hotel/restaurant complex. The big white disk is the Assembly Hall.
I can't help but notice what is going on outside my office window these days at the UI Research Park. Construction just east of my office building is going full tilt with earth-moving for an amphitheater just below my office and the hotel/convention center/restaurant complex across the street (First St.) to the east. The old South Farms just ain't what they used to be. Bricks and concrete will replace pigs, horses, and other critters.