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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Geometry in Construction at UCLA

Geometric designs around the UCLA campus.  From the Beatles to the Neuroscience hotel, stairs to pay phones.

Stairs in an engineering building with a very brick facade.  They do this occasionally, put stairs outside the building.  Must be a reason, but I don't know why. 

Basketball stadium construction girders.  Yes, I'm sure they won't come apart in an earthquake, can't you see the bits of yellow tape holding it together?  

For some reason this makes me think of the iconic photo of the Beatles walking across that street.  And yes, of course we need four pay phones with yellow handsets in this era of cell phones. What if three were in use and you needed a pay phone? 

Heroic puzzle construction trying to turn a parking ramp into art.  

Railing and stairs.  

Every which way but loose.  Not sure why they need so many ramps, but there may have been a ramp sale on at Ikea when they built the Nanotech institute building.  

The neuroscience hotel.  Each little pod is your own residence.  They can be removed and refurbished and reinserted according to the whims of the overlords.  

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