Comments on: Administration announces potential delay in Northeast Triangle Dorm, temporary use of Leavey hotel http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Dizzy http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-758351 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:17:38 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-758351 @Babs

Actually, it was even worse: the complaint made by some at OGB was that the initial plans for the IAC did not look ENOUGH like a gym!

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By: Babs http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-758057 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:03:52 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-758057 @box

http://books.google.com/books?id=peQeOeO39JMC&pg=PA100&lpg=PA100&dq=%22new+south+has+become+part+of+the+historic+skyline+of+georgetown%22&source=bl&ots=V1tWAxOOE1&sig=ELVEigVJqI8lR-Ra6_BLYwSvV_w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=gFiwUsLsObSusASFxIHQCg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22new%20south%20has%20become%20part%20of%20the%20historic%20skyline%20of%20georgetown%22&f=false

I agree that it is dumb, but I think we’ve learned from the athletic center (“It looks too much like a gym!”) that the architectural/zoning approval process in Georgetown is nothing short of Kafkaesque.

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By: Box http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-758052 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:31:08 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-758052 @Babs–this “historical skyline” argument is an exaggeration. Yes, architects are protective of what comes before them (including the irrational affection for Brutalist stuctures), but changes have been made to the skyline–Village A, Leo’s, etc. Even the nearby skyline has been radically changed over the last 20 years with the Georgetown Harbor development.

If New South was found structurally unsound and had to be razed, it’s not like the OGB would demand Georgetown rebuild it with the same 1950’s design. But Georgetown isn’t covering up New South because that would be a waste of money.

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By: Babs http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-757897 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:09:20 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-757897 @Didymus

You’re right–the skyline is historically protected. For the same reason, the university isn’t allowed to renovate the New South exterior to make it look less like a prison iirc.

In fact rumor has it that it is also the reason that the old Jez Rez remained vacant for the past decade. Since they can’t demolish and rebuild it because it is protected, they would have had to gut it from the inside, which is way more expensive.

However, I too am a fan of old-washing, and I prefer the federal style of Ryan Hall and New North to the collegiate gothic of Healy. But I guess that is just difference in how we romanticize Georgetown (which, after all is the root of preferring one old-style architecture over another).

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By: Didymus the Elderly Alumnus http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-757887 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:53:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-757887 If Georgetown is going to renovate the Ryan-Mulledy-Gervase complex, is it too much to ask that the University rebuild the original peaked roof and dormers in the Mulledy Building? This would restore the building to its original “Federal” style architectural look, and it would once again match Maguire Hall to the east. Take a look at some of the old panoramas of the Quad taken from Key Bridge, or the famous Matthew Brady Civil-War era photos from across the river. Anyone with an eye for architecture can see the original Mulledy roofline was much more balanced and harmonious. As I recall, there was a fire in the 40s, and a major reconstruction was required. The Jesuits, having evidently forgotten Vitruvius’ admonistion: “firmitas, utilitas, venustas,” decreed that the top floor of Mulledy be raised, the handsome federal dormers demolished, and an ugly flat roof installed. It couldn’t happen today because the Quad is probably protected. Come on, GU, restore Mulledy to its original design: it’s never too late to remedy a mistake.

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By: Stills http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/12/13/administration-announces-potential-delay-in-northeast-triangle-dorm-temporary-use-of-leavey-hotel/comment-page-1/#comment-757846 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:57:21 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=53695#comment-757846 WILL THE HOTEL DORM ROOMS COME WITH HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE??

Come on Vox put on your investigative journalism pants

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