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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Dennis McFadden, a Los Angeles architect and member of the university's design review committee of 15 years, wrote in his resignation letter that he was "disturbed" by the 11-story, 1.68 million-square-foot building with just two entrances.



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We know about Munger. A true dbag.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-30 07:59 PM | Reply

When Democracy breeds with Capitalism, the resulting form of government is Financial Totalitarianism.

Under Totalitarianism, Might Makes Right.

Under Democratic Capitalism, Financial Might Makes Right.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-30 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How could this building have possibly passed fire code?

#3 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-30 09:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Munger says: "Think of it like a cruise ship."

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-30 10:13 PM | Reply

#3 Envelope of cash, weekly delivered under budget and letting the market decide.
With not so much as a window to squeeze out of in case of fire, student circadian rhythms tilt
toward quitting school altogether.

#5 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-10-30 10:34 PM | Reply

#5 - I'm sure what you say is correct, but local building codes can't be bought. They must be enforced. It's unimaginable the deaths from a fire. Not just deaths from the fire itself, but deaths from 4,500 students trampling each other death as they all try to escape through two doors.

#6 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-30 10:38 PM | Reply

Munger says: "Think of it like a cruise ship."

Because that's whare I do my best studying!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-30 10:40 PM | Reply

How could this building have possibly passed fire code?

#3 | Posted by jakester

Regulations are bad. Or so your cult whines all the time.

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-10-30 11:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


#9 | Posted by ichiro at 2021-10-30 11:27 PM | Reply

#9 - I think they need more portals into this metaverse. LOL

#10 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-30 11:30 PM | Reply

#10 They need more cheese. Escape is not an option.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-10-31 04:09 AM | Reply

I graduated from a party school, Ole Miss. Made the rounds to a few S tier party schools, GA Southern, Tulane, Southern Methodist, UT... the UCSB kids make them look like pikers. It's Halloween so Isla Vista will look like Mogadishu got carpet bombed with mescalin. I'd set the over/under at 2 1/2 kids will fall off the cliff at Campus Point Beach and die by Monday morning. The architectural style of the whole village is post-modern deathtrap-skateboard park. This building will fit in perfectly. Stack them like cord wood.
The only reason this story got national attention is because the Trustee meeting was secretly recorded and leaked to the press:

#12 | Posted by BluSky at 2021-10-31 06:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Architect wants fancy housing for students.

Guy paying for it wants cheap housing for students.

Students get huge debts for degrees that don't match the jobs that need filled.

Frat boys get fancy housing and the connections to fill most of the cushy jobs.

This is America.

#13 | Posted by bus_driver at 2021-10-31 11:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#9 - I think they need more portals into this metaverse. LOL


You are already in it. YOU could be a perfect citizen of the metaverse.

You sure don't seem to mind living in it.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-31 11:35 AM | Reply

#12 | Posted by BluSky

I went to Michigan Tech - once famously not ranked in the top 10 party schools by Playboy because they don't rank the pros. There is a 1/4 mile long dorm there housing the majority of on campus students and built in the 1930s I believe - Wadsworth Hall. It is an atrocity. All the dorms there are but Wadsworth is just horrid. They packed 3 students in rooms roughly 10 x 10 when I was there. But Wadsworth had I believe 6 exits and was 6 stories tall. I don't know if that building should have been considered safe then. I actually think it shouldn't have been because we built lofts to sleep in out of necessity.

What really sucked is there was a rise in crime on and around campus including rapes and a murder. They started locking down all the dorms except one entrance after 9 or 10. When it is late at night, storming with -20F wind chills and snow I personally found walking around the building from the parking lot in the middle of the building in the back and down to the middle front entrance criminal.

All that to say this building should be consider a monstrosity and NOT be built. This is a building in a prime MAJOR earthquake zone everything about is screams major deaths if the big one hits.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-31 12:36 PM | Reply

Frat boys get fancy housing

Might look fancy on the outside, but in the inside they're pretty gross.

#16 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-31 01:03 PM | Reply


Never been to San Diego State, have ye?

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-11-01 06:03 PM | Reply

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