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Carl Baker, Exec Dir of the Student Center shared with me at GHOE that its in the plans, but was cut from the budget when GA forced us to reduce the size of the building. *For the record, I cannot imagine it bigger.
The original design had a basement level also. Similarly, the original design of Aggie Stadium was an all concrete U-shaped structure. Budget cuts are part of the game,
the original design of the student center also "had" a bowling alley included...
she's the "symbol" of lady aggie basketball excellence. its amber calvin's "show time" in aggieland!! the queen of "no look" passes...
Post by SixtiesAggie on Jan 28, 2019 17:40:56 GMT -5
The state controls the final say on the design and will unfortunately make changes at will. To me on a whim depending on the school making the request for a new facility. The users decide on what they want in the facility and the bidding firm will design based on that, but the state engineers and insurance dept. may not approve the overall design and changes are made, that can impact what the facility will look like. By the time it goes back and forth between the state and the engineering firm, the cost of the project has will probably change.
Yes...concrete. And I have the original design of the stadium (in my storage unit in Charlotte). Not a copy of the design...the actual original design.
Post a picture of that if you get a chance.
Yes, originally it was prefab concrete. A model of it sat for years in the original Student Union Atrium during the 1970s. Unfortunately, A&T could not raise enough money before the world economy was turned upside down due to the escalating price of oil. The cost of construction double and tripled, and prices went through the roof on everything. There should be some old fund raising brochures with a picture of it somewhere on campus. Physical Plant may even have the model in the Construction and Design office.