Friday, January 25, 2008

Constructing another one

"A construction worker cautions those below to watch out as a crane begins to lower materials onto the roof of the new CLA building at Towson University Tuesday morning. Construction began in April 2007 after Lida Lee Tall was demolished."

I said it the other day and I'll say it again, I wish I had a dollar every time I shot construction on campus.

The last year has been nothing but a mess at Towson University. New parking garages, new student housing and a new CLA building going up all at the same time.

Students are frustrated with parking situations, and I am sure nearby residents are not fond of the appearance of the new side of campus when driving by.

As I walk across campus, it’s not unlikely to hear the distinct noise of beeping as dump trucks back up or have my eyes redirected to the large crane lifting materials.

But I guess the university needs a face lift and we the students are the unfortunate ones going through it all. Those coming in after the renovations will see all the benefits.

This all reminds me of my high school. About a year and a half ago I passed the school on my way to Kate's parent’s home. The school was in shambles and there were portable class rooms scattered along the road. Construction vehicles, piles of trash and workers littered the campus. I couldn't begin to think how awful of an experience it had to have been for the current students.

However, passing the completed school now, which was before construction one of the oldest schools in the Harford County, looks like a new generation high school. It really looks amazing.

Nevertheless, with beauty comes effort. Nothing is ever just beautiful in my eyes. One must work hard to achieve it, whether it is a school or university, one's physical self or a photograph. It all takes endless time and effort.

I have two assignments Friday, one big one Saturday afternoon and two on Sunday. I'll have plenty to talk about the next couple days. See you then.


Blogger Christopher T. Assaf said...

Nice, graphic photo, but I might have cropped it right at the line below the worker's shoulders. Clean it up a bit and make it even more dramatic.

Monday, February 04, 2008 11:04:00 AM  

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