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Subject: SOUTHWEST WAS TO HAVE A 6th TOWER?


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Robb
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Date Posted: 07:49:06 06/14/05 Tue

The stories about UMass construction woes are numerous. In 75 the new steam plant was placed into operation. It blew out its steam line because steam can't be pumped downhill. The reflecting pool at the Fine Arts Center was reportedly built without a drain. In 77 the library tower had chunks of bricks falling off. This first lead to a small fence around the tower, then worries that 7000 pound chunks of brick veneer might fall off, led to piles of tires on the library plaza. One SW tower reportedly had to have its doors planed every year because of settling.

What I'd never heard before was that SW was to have a 6th tower. I heard this from a UMass bike cop yesterday. If one looks at the towers, one notices the asymmetry. Four towers face north/south but only one faces east/west. There apparently was to be another.... but something about the ground/bedrock prevented it.

Does any one know the true story?

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Re: SOUTHWEST WAS TO HAVE A 6th TOWER?Peter Lewicke06:18:09 06/17/05 Fri


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