Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MEN AT WORK

There is something fascinating about people working with heavy equipment.

Changes, improvements, transformations.

The addition to our  city LIBRARY is almost finished.  Soon there will be room for more books, more computers and a big place for story time. I walk by the library often and enjoy watching the process of building.
On campus a NEW AUDITORIUM is almost finished.  It is HUGE.  Construction started in 2007.  For the first year all that happened was the hauling of mega tons of dirt and rocks to create a big hole.  Here you can see the concrete walls ascending around the area that will seat 15,000 people.  On the other side of the building will be a multi use area the size of ten basketball courts.

That’s a lot of bricks to put into place one at a time.  But it is so boxy.  Not much tuition money has been spent on architectural frills. It is scheduled for use this fall.  Landscaping is underway and there must be a lot going on inside.

Personally, I think it was more fun to look at two years ago.

9 comments:

Together We Save said...

Wow - that library will be huge!

Linda Sue said...

That has got to be one huge homely unimaginative building...poor thing going through it's life looking dull- Great for graffiti,hmmm...
I have been trying to leave comments and lately keep getting the boot- finally figured it out, using google Chrome- have to sign in every time- anyway- LOVE your boy with vision powers! That is the best shot ever! LOVE!

Krazycara said...

Boys and their toys. They went to school for how any years to become an architect and all they know how to biuld is a box? hmm.... :) awesome post

frayedattheedge said...

Just be glad you didn't get saddled with a building like the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh - a ghastly building that cost in excess of £400million (we have a population a bit over 5 million!!) You can see it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Parliament_Building

Bill S. said...

I am looking forward to the Library and the new high school to be finished. Just got notice that I can move into the high school on July 20.

Deborah said...

You have such a vision for seeing magic in everything. I remember getting a kick out of watching buildings come up and I agree that a lot of times the scaffolding and preparation is far more entertaining then the end project.
Just like the fun we had running through houses as they were being put up. Even though looking back it was totally dangerous and stupid, but that's how you learn right?

Pam said...

I guess imagination is something that will have to happen inside that building Leenie. The outside leaves a lot to be desired. Recently stumbled across a website of demolished historial buildings in the U.S and their ugly replacements or freeway intersections. The U.S has lost some beautiful railway stations to "progress"! Oh well, let's just hope everyone's imagination takes flight with the library collections - often architects have to work with beauracracies and budgets.Not always a good mix.

Elizabeth said...

"I love work! I could stand and look at it for hours..."
Famous quote and words to live by.
I love watching people do cool stuff too!

Mama Zen said...

Not the most attractive building I've seen . . .