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Postby couch 'em » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:18 pm

Doesn't match campus. Looks like a modern reinterpretation. Arrogant architect soiling our campus trying to win a design award?
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Re: Bush Library

Postby BigT3x » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:42 pm

It fits just as well as the Owens Arts Center does.

Honestly, I wish they would have said 4uck it and had an architect like Pei or Calatrava do something innovative.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby SMUer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:45 pm

Matches the Crum Center...both look bad
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Re: Bush Library

Postby couch 'em » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:53 pm

Can someone explain to me why there is no screening around that big duct on top of crum? It is visible from all over and looks like patterson. The whole building kids like it got copied off on top so a cheapo screen wall would look better anyway
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Bush Library

Postby PonySnob » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:28 am

Always wondered why ATO was allowed to build their house and use something besides the red brick Georgian style that is so prevalent on campus. Guess its been 15-18 years since they got shut down now.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby Bergermeister » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:45 am

BigT3x wrote: I wish they would have said 4uck it and had an architect like Pei or Calatrava do something innovative.

I think they partnered to do the Clinton Library. Now there's a jewel.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby Roach » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:24 am

More detours and less parking for SMU games.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby BigT3x » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:49 am

Bergermeister wrote:
BigT3x wrote: I wish they would have said 4uck it and had an architect like Pei or Calatrava do something innovative.

I think they partnered to do the Clinton Library. Now there's a jewel.

No, that was Polshek/Ennead.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby The PonyGrad » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:45 am

Recent picture?
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Re: Bush Library

Postby PK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:16 pm

The PonyGrad wrote:Recent picture?
You can set these photos up for various days and times I guess...haven't looked that closely at it, but gives you some idea as to what it looks like. The north and west sides of the building are much farther along with the brick work etc.

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Re: Bush Library

Postby GRGB » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:23 am

Why did they make YALE Blvd (SMU BLVD) all squiggly and kill all those 40 year old oaks?
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Re: Bush Library

Postby PK » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:52 am

GRGB wrote:Why did they make YALE Blvd (SMU BLVD) all squiggly and kill all those 40 year old oaks?

Just guessing here, but aside from the asethetics of a meandering roadway, a curved street like that tends to slow traffic down a bit.
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Re: Bush Library

Postby Bergermeister » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:01 am

Roach wrote:More detours and less parking for SMU games.

Is that to say we need more parking for games? :roll:
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Re: Bush Library

Postby AusTxPony » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:38 pm

So disagree with the prevailing opinions here. It does indeed fit the template for non-residence/classroom design of the campus: Meadows Museum, Fondren Science Library, Moody, Crum Center, Ford Stadium. All of these are contemporary versions of the Georgian style. I also applaud the landscaping plans. All in all much more attractive than the Clinton in Little Rock. So there! LOL
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Re: Bush Library

Postby smuuth » Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:44 pm

yea, the dumpy apartments or whatever was there looked much better or the soccer stadium with the ugly metal bleachers any class 1a school in Louisiann would be proud of.
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