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Peter Lewicke
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Date Posted: 06:18:09 06/17/05 Fri
In reply to: Robb 's message, "SOUTHWEST WAS TO HAVE A 6th TOWER?" on 07:49:06 06/14/05 Tue

I have also heard that there was supposed to be another tower in Southwest. I was told that it was to be where Hampden Dining Commons is, but I have never seen the original plans.

The library started dropping chips of brick almost as soon as it was built. There was a fence around it to keep people from being hit by falling bricks since 1975. before all of the books were moved in.

>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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