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    Things that bother you on Campus

    I was walking through campus the other day and I was noticing some things that I wish were different. That "T" from 1968 on the stair case on the back of the student center looks like crap. Even if it didn't say "1968" on it, I think you could tell. It really looks dated. Plus theres a drain at the top of that wall that lets the water run right down the wall which has led to build up and a stain on the wall. Plus its nothing but mud in front of that wall.

    Rant#2~ Harper. I know I may offend some of our older dogs that lived in the Harper Hotel but I absolutely hate that building. In my opinion its an eyesore. An old deteriorating very tall building smackdab in the middle of our campus.

    #3 Wyly Tower. Its like they built it on the cheap with the Ben Stein of the architecture world. Theres no architectural uniqueness to it. This is probably the least meaningful to me on my rants but meh...Wyly just doesn't do much for me. Anyone else got anything you would clean up or remove?

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by LThoo View Post
    I was walking through campus the other day and I was noticing some things that I wish were different. That "T" from 1968 on the stair case on the back of the student center looks like crap. Even if it didn't say "1968" on it, I think you could tell. It really looks dated. Plus theres a drain at the top of that wall that lets the water run right down the wall which has led to build up and a stain on the wall. Plus its nothing but mud in front of that wall.

    Rant#2~ Harper. I know I may offend some of our older dogs that lived in the Harper Hotel but I absolutely hate that building. In my opinion its an eyesore. An old deteriorating very tall building smackdab in the middle of our campus.

    #3 Wyly Tower. Its like they built it on the cheap with the Ben Stein of the architecture world. Theres no architectural uniqueness to it. This is probably the least meaningful to me on my rants but meh...Wyly just doesn't do much for me. Anyone else got anything you would clean up or remove?
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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by LThoo View Post
    I was walking through campus the other day and I was noticing some things that I wish were different. That "T" from 1968 on the stair case on the back of the student center looks like crap. Even if it didn't say "1968" on it, I think you could tell. It really looks dated. Plus theres a drain at the top of that wall that lets the water run right down the wall which has led to build up and a stain on the wall. Plus its nothing but mud in front of that wall.

    Rant#2~ Harper. I know I may offend some of our older dogs that lived in the Harper Hotel but I absolutely hate that building. In my opinion its an eyesore. An old deteriorating very tall building smackdab in the middle of our campus.

    #3 Wyly Tower. Its like they built it on the cheap with the Ben Stein of the architecture world. Theres no architectural uniqueness to it. This is probably the least meaningful to me on my rants but meh...Wyly just doesn't do much for me. Anyone else got anything you would clean up or remove?
    I like Ben Stein.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by LThoo View Post
    I was walking through campus the other day and I was noticing some things that I wish were different. That "T" from 1968 on the stair case on the back of the student center looks like crap. Even if it didn't say "1968" on it, I think you could tell. It really looks dated. Plus theres a drain at the top of that wall that lets the water run right down the wall which has led to build up and a stain on the wall. Plus its nothing but mud in front of that wall.

    Rant#2~ Harper. I know I may offend some of our older dogs that lived in the Harper Hotel but I absolutely hate that building. In my opinion its an eyesore. An old deteriorating very tall building smackdab in the middle of our campus.

    #3 Wyly Tower. Its like they built it on the cheap with the Ben Stein of the architecture world. Theres no architectural uniqueness to it. This is probably the least meaningful to me on my rants but meh...Wyly just doesn't do much for me. Anyone else got anything you would clean up or remove?
    1.) Part of Tech's history. Fix the leak.

    2.) Part of Tech's history and America's architectural history. International Modernist is widely recognized as a history building style from the mid-20th Century. And destroying a functioning building paid for by millions of taxpayer dollars strike me as wasteful.

    3.) Tallest structure between S'port and Jackson, LR and Laffayette. (Prior to the construction of the S/BC casino complex, it was tallest from Dallas to Jax.) It's a part of Tech history and Louisiana's architectural history and is a tribute to one of our beloved university's most generous families.

    I know you just want what's best for Tech -- I don't question your motives. But I think your conclusions may be short-sighted.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Wyly Tower just seems like a blank canvas to me. You'd think we could put a large state-T banner on the side of the building or something.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by TechME View Post
    Wyly Tower just seems like a blank canvas to me. You'd think we could put a large state-T banner on the side of the building or something.
    Great idea, but sell the space for advertising. There are a number of downtown Dallas buildings with giant ads, as big as 20 stories tall.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by TechME View Post
    Wyly Tower just seems like a blank canvas to me. You'd think we could put a large state-T banner on the side of the building or something.
    I think something like that would be awesome. Also, after driving through Hattiesburg, MS over the weekend I couldn't help but notice the Southern Miss logo on the rail-road bridge crossing. It looked pretty sweet!

    I'd love to get something like that done to our rail-road bridge over there on tech drive! I know there was a thread on this at one time, and someone said the rail road companies wouldn't allow the structure to be painted, but why does Southern Miss get the exception? Has anyone called the company and tried to push this issue?

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Wyly Tower needs uplighting in Red and Blue for one thing. A Big Tech T would look good on it. It is a boring looking building that doesn't go with the style of the campus, but with some style added, it would be fine.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by NateDawg View Post
    someone said the rail road companies wouldn't allow the structure to be painted ... Has anyone called the company and tried to push this issue?
    I say just paint it. Unofficially. At midnight.

    What's the KCRR gonna do? Are they gonna come paint over it? Injoin the city / Tech to remove it? Prosecute the vandals?

    I doubt it.

    Just paint the dang thing and see what happens.

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    I say just paint it. Unofficially. At midnight.

    What's the KCRR gonna do? Are they gonna come paint over it? Injoin the city / Tech to remove it? Prosecute the vandals?

    I doubt it.

    Just paint the dang thing and see what happens.
    I like the sound of that. Anyone want to donate some paint and have access to the logo 'stencil' or some way to make it the right dimensions?

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    I never liked Wyly Tower either, especially how it is unesthetically "tacked on" to Prescott Library. Seems I remember years ago hearing that due to the type funding, the project was an addition to the library and not just a new Wyly Tower project. I'm not sure that was the truth, but when you join one ugly building to another, you get one colossal ugly building!!

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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    Quote Originally Posted by girldawg View Post
    I never liked Wyly Tower either, especially how it is unesthetically "tacked on" to Prescott Library. Seems I remember years ago hearing that due to the type funding, the project was an addition to the library and not just a new Wyly Tower project. I'm not sure that was the truth, but when you join one ugly building to another, you get one colossal ugly building!!
    Yup..if they all looked like Hale Hall...we'd be in business. But the dollars to renovate would be ridiculous.----Obvious artists rendering:


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    Re: Things that bother you on Campus

    They did a fantastic job on Hale Hall. I remember when it was just about falling down and art students could make the rooms into artist's lofts. Some were pretty creepy. LOL

    I like the traditional Tech buildings the best, though. The new front building (the original first building) that will be facing Downtown through the Research Park is going to look VERY nice when they finish the renovations.

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