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    I applaud the University for not letting the contractors get away with writing their own checks. The only thing I really care about is having a winning team. Hulman Center is not going to affect whether or not we have one.

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    With proper leadership, planning and execution we could have gotten this versions of the Hulman Center and have 10 to 12 million as seed money for a new stadium by the river or significant upgrades to Memorial Stadium.
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    I'm just glad we get to play in the Hulman Center this year. I really don't care about the renovation at all. Having blue seats in the upper level would make the place look better, along with a true bowl in the lower level. Besides that, there's really nothing about the renovation that actually excites me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycamorefan96 View Post
    I'm just glad we get to play in the Hulman Center this year. I really don't care about the renovation at all. Having blue seats in the upper level would make the place look better, along with a true bowl in the lower level. Besides that, there's really nothing about the renovation that actually excites me.

    This fan can't agree with your feelings. Structure repairs are needed along with mechanicals--electrical, plumbing, HVAC, lighting and sound. Much of the money should be spent on things the average fan will never notice. Creature comforts should be next--all locker room facilities, easy to reach elevators and handicapped accessibility, rails on all stairs and concessions. Some, but not all of these items will also allow improvement on appearance. When does it need to be completed? How about yesterday? When you have 55+ years dealing with IS you soon learned not to take things for granted. I would like to visit the completed project while I still am able!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southgrad07 View Post
    Yeah last I had heard they wanted to shave 10-12 million off of the low bid last time..What are you suppose to do with that as an architect?? lol The last 3+ years of this fiasco is the perfect example of the ineptitude that has and is plaguing ISU from the top down when it comes to athletics.. The university hasn't prioritized MBB the way it should have over the past 30 years and this is the result of that..

    I had earmarked a decent chunk of money to give towards the project when/if they ever fundraised for it..But at this point I have far better ways to blow money than to give it to the idiots driving this train.
    I checked the 1970 Centennial edition of the "Sycamore" yearbook. In it they had architects renderings of recently constructed or to be constructed buildings on campus. Statesmen Towers, Memorial Stadium etc. In it was an architects rendering of Hulman Center. It looked quite nice and totally different from the final product. One can hope that this time the project gets properly funded and completed. The last time the budget shortfall produced a building that looks like a cross between a pole barn and an airplane hanger. Hopefully that will be rectified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingsycamore View Post
    I checked the 1970 Centennial edition of the "Sycamore" yearbook. In it they had architects renderings of recently constructed or to be constructed buildings on campus. Statesmen Towers, Memorial Stadium etc. In it was an architects rendering of Hulman Center. It looked quite nice and totally different from the final product. One can hope that this time the project gets properly funded and completed. The last time the budget shortfall produced a building that looks like a cross between a pole barn and an airplane hanger. Hopefully that will be rectified.
    SS, I remember that rendering that President Rankin and the BOT decided to send it back and cut corners. As it was called then, the Hulman Civic-University Center turned out pretty damn well and endured more than 40 years. I know that some of you just pop on here to muddy the water and add your stink of the week but yes, the time is dragging on and nothing has been started. Since they decided to not eliminate home games and since they have concerts to reschedule or whatever, it isn't going to start until they know what they are doing with events and have plans that WORK for the university and the fans. My feeling is that they could build the Barclays Center and you nay-sayers would be pissed about something. Don't forget that we have a new (sports loving) president that doesn't want to screw up her first project. I am really pissed that it is dragging on too, but when it is finished I imagine that most of us will be happy.

    Funny I wrote THREE much different threads on my i-Phone last night sitting in bed at 12:30 am and out of nowhere, I swore Jason was sitting at home with the big red button laughing out loud and poof, he DELETED them. Seriously, using an i-Phone with this Sycamore Pride is like a blind man doing a corn maize. I know it was probably me but seriously, an hours worth of nastiness just disappears? Now that's weird. So put up with my old school fluff today, I am leaving to go watch the LPGA ladies play some golf. Note: OMG, I am aging. I just was told that is NEXT week. Shit, SSOM, I must REALLY be out of touch! P.S. Where was that "Restore Auto-Saved Content" button last night!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bally #50 View Post
    SS, I remember that rendering that President Rankin and the BOT decided to send it back and cut corners. As it was called then, the Hulman Civic-University Center turned out pretty damn well and endured more than 40 years. I know that some of you just pop on here to muddy the water and add your stink of the week but yes, the time is dragging on and nothing has been started. Since they decided to not eliminate home games and since they have concerts to reschedule or whatever, it isn't going to start until they know what they are doing with events and have plans that WORK for the university and the fans. My feeling is that they could build the Barclays Center and you nay-sayers would be pissed about something. Don't forget that we have a new (sports loving) president that doesn't want to screw up her first project. I am really pissed that it is dragging on too, but when it is finished I imagine that most of us will be happy.

    Funny I wrote THREE much different threads on my i-Phone last night sitting in bed at 12:30 am and out of nowhere, I swore Jason was sitting at home with the big red button laughing out loud and poof, he DELETED them. Seriously, using an i-Phone with this Sycamore Pride is like a blind man doing a corn maize. I know it was probably me but seriously, an hours worth of nastiness just disappears? Now that's weird. So put up with my old school fluff today, I am leaving to go watch the LPGA ladies play some golf. Note: OMG, I am aging. I just was told that is NEXT week. Shit, SSOM, I must REALLY be out of touch! P.S. Where was that "Restore Auto-Saved Content" button last night!!!
    Hulman Center has served the community well since it's opening. Having attended all the home B'ball games while living in Terre Haute from 1974 through the last Bird home game there isn't a bad seat in the house. That from having sat in the lower bowl to temporary seating in the last row of the upper bowl. My commentary is not to criticize the overall structure nor it's functionality. Buildings such as Hulman Center often represent the best of the community and allude to civic pride. When opened no one thought of the exterior just the product inside and moving out of the old gym. Over time architectural styles change and with the advent of newer arenas comparisons will arise. There is an opportunity to reconfigure the structure and do it right. All anyone can hope for is that it's done with foresight and looking to the next 40 + years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingsycamore View Post
    Hulman Center has served the community well since it's opening. Having attended all the home B'ball games while living in Terre Haute from 1974 through the last Bird home game there isn't a bad seat in the house. That from having sat in the lower bowl to temporary seating in the last row of the upper bowl. My commentary is not to criticize the overall structure nor it's functionality. Buildings such as Hulman Center often represent the best of the community and allude to civic pride. When opened no one thought of the exterior just the product inside and moving out of the old gym. Over time architectural styles change and with the advent of newer arenas comparisons will arise. There is an opportunity to reconfigure the structure and do it right. All anyone can hope for is that it's done with foresight and looking to the next 40 + years.
    I was on the yearbook staff when this was published. My understanding is they had to redesign Hulman Center because the city would not close the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingsycamore View Post
    I checked the 1970 Centennial edition of the "Sycamore" yearbook. In it they had architects renderings of recently constructed or to be constructed buildings on campus. Statesmen Towers, Memorial Stadium etc. In it was an architects rendering of Hulman Center. It looked quite nice and totally different from the final product. One can hope that this time the project gets properly funded and completed. The last time the budget shortfall produced a building that looks like a cross between a pole barn and an airplane hanger. Hopefully that will be rectified.
    Can you post the picture? That would be cool...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyTreeFan View Post
    Can you post the picture? That would be cool...
    I've got it, I'll pull it out and post it. He's right, the street (and the money) were the main issue. Heard it directly from Alan Rankin. And by the way, Fiji Bill did a great job on that book~

    One more thing...great to see some of you ol' timers on here. Sycamore Proud, where are you, we need you?
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