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Postby Cheesesteak » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:47 am

A continuous topic for Ponyfans... current and future construction on the Hilltop.
1. How is the Indoor Performance Center construction progressing? Please post photos.
2. Did Hillcrest Parking Center construction start?
3. When will Ford Research & Innovation Center construction begin?
4. When will Owen Art Center renovations begin?
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby mtrout » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:55 am

IPF roof is up. Decent progress but idk what the completion date is. Hopefully by next Christmas?
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby RGV Pony » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:46 pm

Originally April but the monsoons of this year have pushed it to the summer or 2019 for now
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby smupony94 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:36 pm

With all this new construction, will the campus be able to breathe?
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby PonyKai » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:48 am

smupony94 wrote:With all this new construction, will the campus be able to breathe?


Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer. Turner's silence on this issue has been suffocating.
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby kc711 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:40 pm

smupony94 wrote:With all this new construction, will the campus be able to breathe?


Help me understand your comment. The IPF is going in the location of the old natatorium and outdoor olympic pool, the parking garage is going in the location of a dorm, and the Ford building will be built where there was a surface parking lot. With these replacements what is your concern? Is a surface parking lot, with no green space, better than a building which will have some green space around it?
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby smupony94 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:39 pm

kc711 wrote:
smupony94 wrote:With all this new construction, will the campus be able to breathe?


Help me understand your comment. The IPF is going in the location of the old natatorium and outdoor olympic pool, the parking garage is going in the location of a dorm, and the Ford building will be built where there was a surface parking lot. With these replacements what is your concern? Is a surface parking lot, with no green space, better than a building which will have some green space around it?


Someone on here made a comment when it was announced that the campus would be crowded and wouldn’t be able to breathe anymore hence my snark
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby kc711 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:28 pm

smupony94 wrote:
kc711 wrote:
smupony94 wrote:With all this new construction, will the campus be able to breathe?


Help me understand your comment. The IPF is going in the location of the old natatorium and outdoor olympic pool, the parking garage is going in the location of a dorm, and the Ford building will be built where there was a surface parking lot. With these replacements what is your concern? Is a surface parking lot, with no green space, better than a building which will have some green space around it?


Someone on here made a comment when it was announced that the campus would be crowded and wouldn’t be able to breathe anymore hence my snark


Got it. Thanks!
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:11 pm

But we are going to need another parking garage
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:54 pm

It really would be nice if they would include more parking ramps in their plans.

Parking has been an issue forever so I am sure it won't change.

But honestly all I really care about is getting the IPF so we can be dominant in football!!!
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby gostangs » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:41 pm

Parking pressure is already going down due to uber/lyft. Automated cars will further reduce the need. I wouldn't build another garage - waste of money.
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby b_caesar » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:31 pm

gostangs wrote:Parking pressure is already going down due to uber/lyft. Automated cars will further reduce the need. I wouldn't build another garage - waste of money.


Really? Clearly you have never tried to find a parking space on campus after 8:01 AM on any given weekday during the Fall or Spring...
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby mrydel » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:42 pm

I am curious how an automated car cuts down the parking need. Do you just let them run free while you are doing whatever you have to do?
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby ponyboy » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:53 pm

They have a pasture for them.
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Re: SMU Campus Construction

Postby Cheesesteak » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:09 pm

News about Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation.

https://giving.smu.edu/fordhall/
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