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[Comments] (2) 404: Building Not Found: One of UCLA's monikers is "Under Construction Like Always". No sooner do they finish spending donor and taxpayer money on a new neurobiology building than the gym leaks, or the Orphan Studies building needs to be torn down to make way for another parking structure. This time the Engineering I building is getting the wrecking ball, which means that the maddest of UCLA's mad scientists are going to be on the streets for the next four years. Seriously; these guys build nanobots and nuclear reactors. The most havoc the computer science department ever wreaked was to create Scour (OK, and the Internet).

From fellow alum Jason Robbins, whose favorite detail of the story is the smog production lab on the roof ("Was there not enough smog already?").


Comments:

Posted by Rachel at Fri Dec 12 2003 19:23

Also: UCR= under constant rennovation.

Posted by Jason at Fri Dec 19 2003 12:37

Also, according to that article, they are going to knock down and rebuild E1 in *thrids*. I think that means that people will move into the 1st rebuilt third before they knock down the 2nd third.

They are so tight on space that they cannot even knock down the building that they wanted to get rid of since the 70's.

The thing that I always liked about E1 was its thermal mass. Some summers there were heat waves that lasted like 10 days, and for the first 5 of those days, E1 would still cool and comfortable. Not because of any air conditioning, just because the walls were so friggen thick.


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