Terrazzo History Lesson
Today's lesson will be the Terrazzo area.
The main buildings in the Cadet Area surround a large pavilion known as The Terrazzo, designed by landscape architect Dan Kiley. The name comes from the walkway’s terrazzo tiles that are set among a checkerboard of marble strips.
With the building of Sijan Hall on the south side of the Terrazzoin 1968, the Terrazzo area was enclosed, creating a large quadrangle. Only the top of the hill now known as “Spirit Hill,” remains in the central grassy area of the Terrazzo. At the east end of the Terrazzo are the “Air Gardens”. 700-feet of lighted pools, lowered grass sections, and maze-like walkways. (credit https://www.usafa.edu/academics/facilities/terrazzo/)
On another day we'll get into to buildings and memorials, but today we're strictly on planes.
Instead of having you read about all of the features on the Terrazzo, we thought we'd share some of the Hertiage Minutes that the AOG puts out!
Here are the four planes: McDonnell-Douglas F-15A Eagle (SW corner), General-Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (NW corner), Republic F-105D Thunderchief (NE corner), McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II (SE corner).