Archive for Saturday, February 20, 2010

40 years ago: Wescoe plans made public

February 20, 2010


The new architect drawing of Wescoe Hall, due to be built on the Kansas University campus, was published. The structure, once scheduled to have 25 stories making it the then-tallest building in the state, had been scaled down to four levels, with two levels above ground, two below.


kansasredlegs 8 years, 2 months ago

Went from the tallest building in Kansas to the ugliest. The architect must have been a defector from the former Soviet Union during the cold war or a prison designer as it is the least awe inspiring concrete structure on campus.

MartyT 8 years, 1 month ago

Wescoe is an excellent example of Brutalism, very rare in the Midwest. Try to have some perspective, eh? And why should all buildings be 'beautiful' anyway?

Graczyk 8 years, 1 month ago

Worst building on campus. I'm not even talking about the way it looks. It is also the hardest to use.

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