13 April 2006

A beautiful white elephant?

I've written from time to time about the RAHC (pronounced "rack," like the instrument of torture). Construction is pretty much done now (top). I've been inside, and it is indeed a very beautiful facility.

As as you can see, they have a very nice sign (middle).

It's just such a pity they're having problems finding people willing to work in it.

Joni Mitchell once famously said that they would pave paradise and put up a parking lot. UTPA is now trying to prove that once you put up a parking lot, you then rip that up and put in a new athletic center with tennis courts and swimming pools. That's the hole in the ground seen in the third picture. If you look in the back, you can see the white buildings. Those are new student residences being constructed. So the construction and growth of my university continues unabated. In fact, though I don't have a picture of it, there's construction going on in my building as well. New office and lab space is being finished out now, and in theory, a new wing should be in the works very soon.

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