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GRDadof3    1831

Those renderings make more sense (or maybe less :huh: ) of this picture. There must be elevation renderings floating around, because they had to make this banner from something:

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Makes perfect sense now. The 2nd and 3rd floors are going to "float" over the 1st floor :blink:

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GRDadof3    1831

It's almost as if they placed the windows where they would function best from the INSIDE (classrooms), with no thought given to how they would look from the OUTSIDE. Is that going to be metal siding on the outside?

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torgo    3

It's almost as if they placed the windows where they would function best from the INSIDE (classrooms), with no thought given to how they would look from the OUTSIDE.

I would guess that this is how most new buildings are built nowadays... <_<

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snoogit    0

Im going to be called a haeathen, but I actually think it looks kind of neat.

And its actually not bad for that area, to have more modern-style architecture, since so many buildings in that area are modern era buildings.

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torgo    3

Well, it is an engineering school. It sorta reminds of a certain ex-President's library in Little Rock :whistling:

I think we have to cut them a little slack with the boxy-ness, because I'm sure part of the goal was to keep a similar architectural style so the expansion "blends in" to the original building, like when they added on to Mackinac Hall in Allendale a few years ago. Unfortunately, the original building there is pretty ugly. The glassy entrance looks fine, but I don't get the odd location for the windows or the blank brick wall on the lower left.

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GRDadof3    1831

I guess I don't have a problem with the boxyness of it. It just totally made me think of the Clinton Library (boxy with metal supports under it):

The NW elevation is definitely the best side (on Progressive's website). I just can't post if because of it being a FLASH file.

edit: OK, let's try a different picture:

little_rock_clinton_library.jpg

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GRDadof3    1831

So is this going to have River frontage? The pic in the lower left makes it look like it.

Joe

No Joe, the pic in the lower left is the West elevation, and the backside (West side) of Eberhard.

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GRDadof3    1831

Regardless of your politico leanings, it that likeness to the Clinton Libary freakin weird or what? :blink: I'm not sure what made me think of it.

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GRCentro    56

Regardless of your politico leanings, it that likeness to the Clinton Libary freakin weird or what? :blink: I'm not sure what made me think of it.

Two presidental museums in one city! GR is heading to the top.

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Nitro    3

Regardless of your politico leanings, it that likeness to the Clinton Libary freakin weird or what? :blink: I'm not sure what made me think of it.

Yeah you're right it, on the one elevation it could be a Clinton Library twin. In concept I'm ok with it. I'll reserve judgement for some better drawings. I agree with an observation that was made further up the thread that it is an engineering school building after all.

I've heard that they are planning on a green roof for this building.

Nitro

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JimInGR    6

New update:

They will be starting construction today. :) All the problems they had got worked out and everthings a go. Today they will be tearing up the parking lot and grass, and will be working on gas lines. I have the inside scoop on this one so I'll be able to give updates and everything as construction progresses.

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