Photo of the day

Love this photo of NC State’s (in)famous circular building, Harrelson Hall, being demolished:

A wide shot of the partially demolished Harrelson Hall at NC State.

Easily the most-hated building on campus for many reasons.  I cannot even imagine having an office there and needing to walk half-way around a circle to check mail or talk to a colleague.  The first time I taught there I hated it.  In part, because I did keep getting lost.  After being assigned my large lecture, Intro to American Government, in the building, I came to love it.  Harrelson 107 proved to be the best and most intimate classroom to teach a large lecture in by far.  Just a nice gentle slope to the back, which was not that far away due to a wide room.  Now I have to teach in classrooms that are like stadium-seating movie theaters.  I literally can hardly see the students in the back.  Anyway, this article has lots of interesting stuff about the design of the building (including the infamous circular restrooms in the nucleus)  Harrelson Hall, RIP.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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