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State and Nation

March 31, 2014

Work starting as Auburn rebuilds Toomer's Corner

— AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is starting work on a revamped Toomer's Corner.

The school says construction begins this week at the site where fans traditionally gather to celebrate big sports victories.

The intersection is being redeveloped after a University of Alabama fan poisoned the landmark oaks that used to stand there. The trees died and have since been removed.

Workers will install fencing around the area, and they've already removed the eagles that stand atop a campus gate. The stone birds will be returned later.

The first phase of the renovation includes installing new pavers, building a circular wall with seating and replacing soil. Those projects are supposed to be finished before fall.

New trees will be planted early next year.

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