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    Quote Originally Posted by tdncz View Post
    JUST A FEW QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/POINTS:
    First of all, I do NOT know the answers - and maybe they have been asked and answered already.
    If so, my apologies.
    Similarly, I am not even close to being "in the know" regarding all of the issues associated with the needed demo of the "Cox Communication Athiletic Complex."
    With these qualifiers:
    1. I would presume that Cox Communication pays sponsorship fees/ naming rights to call the Athletic Complex the "Cox Communication" Athletic Complex. Is this accurate?
    2. If so, I would again presume that Cox Communication would have an interest in the image/public sentiment/style/image of a building that has their name on it.
    3. Therefore, it would certainly appear that Cox Communication would (or should) have an opinion as to how they want their brand and name portrayed on our campus.
    4. Does anyone on this board know whether Cox Communication has been contacted to address the eyesore that has their name on it, what they could do to help the situation, and whether they are willing and able to "fix" the issue?
    5. Seems like we could work with Cox Communication to have them pay for the demo AND to either pay to replace the building or build something that more respectfully and more appropriately represents their brand.
    I'd think that the value received from Cox building is an annual thing. IMO the promotional value would never approach a significant add on, or even the full cost of demolishing this structure.

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    Bottom line: Almost everyone agrees the "Cox Building" is an eyesore. If I owned Cox, I would not want my brand to be associated with such a structure and would work to make the situation better (whatever that means).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ........Cox rises! Well it's being talked about...lol...In my pass through LC saw that McN is building a massive athletic building (looked to be a 3 story) any info on it???
    I did a quick google search, and think this is what you are asking about:

    https://www.mcneese.edu/hhp/health_a...an_performance

    BTW, spending this kind of money on these undeserving jucos has just got to be stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    I'm with you.

    I was mesmerized by everything they displayed, from the Indian artifacts to the Solar system displays and everything in between.

    I don't think any other building would have hypnotised me like that one did.
    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but came across some pics of the planetarium on FB from back in the day, when it looked grand indeed. And it seems we aren't the only ones extremely sad to see what it has become, and that it will be demolished soon. (They also had some current pics of it, but I couldn't make myself post them, lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I thought that little "echo" area outside the planetarium was just awesome.
    I agree.....and hate to do this, but here are a couple of current pics of it, such as it is:
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    I used to go to the echo chamber back there when I was a freshman in the dorms. It was close secluded and better than parking


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    It is sad to see what it has become.


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    Yup. Flashy design, ____ poor thought process. Big rains, the water just rolled right in the front door. Contract signed around Thanksgiving to demolish.

    An attempt was made by a few to save it after the bid was accepted by LCG council. A few tried to raise money and put a plan together in the window between council acceptance and deadline for Mayor-President to sign or veto. Could not pull it off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    Yup. Flashy design, ____ poor thought process. Big rains, the water just rolled right in the front door. Contract signed around Thanksgiving to demolish.

    An attempt was made by a few to save it after the bid was accepted by LCG council. A few tried to raise money and put a plan together in the window between council acceptance and deadline for Mayor-President to sign or veto. Could not pull it off.
    Just like Blackham & its cow stables it needs to be torn down and utilized in a way to generate capital

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I did a quick google search, and think this is what you are asking about:

    https://www.mcneese.edu/hhp/health_a...an_performance

    BTW, spending this kind of money on these undeserving jucos has just got to be stopped.
    Cutting to the chase, Ryan Street High is getting a new gym the Huey Long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Just like Blackham & its cow stables it needs to be torn down and utilized in a way to generate capital
    You would think that would be its best usage, given it very high visiblity/access, but the master plan calls for it to replaced by a large parking garage, surrounded by academic buildings......that whole corner is targeted for 'academic expansion.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    You would think that would be its best usage, given it very high visiblity/access, but the master plan calls for it to replaced by a large parking garage, surrounded by academic buildings......that whole corner is targeted for 'academic expansion.'
    I'm ok will a academic hall it's still going to generate more revenue than the property is now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    I'm ok will a academic hall it's still going to generate more revenue than the property is now
    True dat, plus those new parking garages end up being revenue positive as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    True dat, plus those new parking garages end up being revenue positive as well.
    I wish they would put one on the east side of Cajun Field. Parking for commuters, football games as well as Cajundome events. Lots of revenue opportunities there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    I wish they would put one on the east side of Cajun Field. Parking for commuters, football games as well as Cajundome events. Lots of revenue opportunities there.
    The master plan has shops in that location which will be a revenue stream 365 days out the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    The master plan has shops in that location which will be a revenue stream 365 days out the year
    The plan I saw had the shops along Congress on the north side of Cajun Field.

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    I always thought an (Eiffel Tower style footprint) (not shape) parking garage with footing on each corner of Cajundome Blvd and Congress with stores and restaurants above 6 levels of parking would be cool.

    Automotive access on Lite Center and Cajun Field corners and pedestrian access from Hilton, Cajundome, Cajun Field, and Industrial Park.

    I have a Boomer style request for some architecture students to get on it.


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    I would like to see it tied into the student side of Cajun Field and incorporate suites on the Cajun Field side. That would allow for student fees to pay for the structure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    I have a Boomer style request for some architecture students to get on it.
    Then have a presser with some planners and all of a sudden people take it as gospel, even though nobody mentioned where is the funding...much like the improvements along proposed I-49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    UL Freshmen today were in HS for 3 of UL's bowl appearances.

    Great advertising for Louisiana.

    They probably didn't pay attention to the process at all, but you don't have to be paying attention to advertising for it to have a long term effect.
    They may not have been paying attention because they were STUDYING!

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