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Winthrop Library about to begin construction/ Rock Hill

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I knew nothing about a new campus entrance, and I'm a grad student at Winthrop! I need to keep up, LOL.

Here's the rendering of the library:

dacus.jpg

Also, the new physical education facility and Owens Hall are just about completed.

Since the new library will take a bit out of some parking, the school should really consider constructing a parking garage.

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I knew nothing about a new campus entrance, and I'm a grad student at Winthrop! I need to keep up, LOL.

Here's the rendering of the library:

dacus.jpg

Also, the new physical education facility and Owens Hall are just about completed.

Since the new library will take a bit out of some parking, the school should really consider constructing a parking garage.

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I knew nothing about a new campus entrance, and I'm a grad student at Winthrop! I need to keep up, LOL.

Here's the rendering of the library:

dacus.jpg

Also, the new physical education facility and Owens Hall are just about completed.

Since the new library will take a bit out of some parking, the school should really consider constructing a parking garage.

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^That aerial is a good find. I see that they are indeed eliminating a road, turning it into a plaza, it appears. Also, it appears as though some parking is going to be eliminated across from the library, where that corner is going to be rounded off and turned into a small gathering space/pocket park of sorts.

The university should also consider stopping freshman from driving. I think that was done once before, before I came to Winthrop.

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^That aerial is a good find. I see that they are indeed eliminating a road, turning it into a plaza, it appears. Also, it appears as though some parking is going to be eliminated across from the library, where that corner is going to be rounded off and turned into a small gathering space/pocket park of sorts.

The university should also consider stopping freshman from driving. I think that was done once before, before I came to Winthrop.

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Well, I first got to Winthrop in '98 and I remember some of the upperclassmen talking about it. But I agree, it's very unlikely to happen.

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The parking deck is still in the works, they are deciding on the size... should be between 5-7 floors... Last I heard anyways.

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Also they will be destroying Dinkins for a new Winthrop "Park" type deal.

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And I believe a new student center will be constructed on the site of old (current) library.

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My sister will be interested in this - she worked at the library while she was attending college there. Of course she later got her masters in library science at USC later - so libraries are a way of life for her.

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Nein, the new student center is being constructed right now in the area that is in the illustration that I posted earlier, the DiGiorgio Campus Center: http://www.winthrop.edu/president/educatio...ampuscenter.htm

The present library, built in a style to deliberately obscure the Gothic education building behind it, because the Winthrop President of the time thought that the modern library look had a greater appeal visually, is slated for destruction.

The present student center, may or may not be destroyed, but the land around it will indeed become a park, and the side street beside it will probably be closed and landscaped.

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That tells you how much I know about my own school, LOL.

Too bad it looks like they're going to get rid of the amphitheatre near the old chapel. But it's a big improvement overall.

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I should hope so; we're paying enough for it.

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Shame about that auditorium.

THANK GOD they are tearing down the old library so that we can once again gaze on that masterpiece of Gothic architecture behind it. That school prez should have been run out of town on a rail.

That's good news.

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Heh, the only reason I know is because of the avanlanche of fund raising appeals I get for it. Students once this is built, will have a real sweat set up there, almost makes me wish I was 10 years younger again to check it out.

I imagine the overhaul of the Winthrop campus will do wonders for not only the quality of student life, but the quality of students in today's competitive environment, and should help students find better employment later on.

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