Today the ribbon was cut at the outstanding new building for the Williamson College of Business Administration.
This LEED-certified structure is located between YSU and the downtown - effectively connecting the two districts previously separated by two blocks of quasi-industrial space.
The building helps to cement the reality of the downtown and university as a single united locus - filled with talent, arts, technology and business.
Here are a few pictures of the colors and textures within the building:
a video of the interior:
more views from the inside - and make sure to check out the sight lines and views to downtown from the building.
some added design features:
a shower in the building for after you commute to work on your bike.
(or for after you've stood outside under the summer sun during a ribbon counting)
The water pressure was pretty good, but the temperature was a little cold for my tastes.
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another design feature:
the sweeping views of downtown from multiple conference rooms and public space in the building:
Hopefully the utility poles will be able to be buried in the future for unobstructed views.
One final neat thing noticed:
During today's ceremonies, an impressive Youngstown State backdrop was behind the podium:
But if you look closely, the background is actually a huge sticker...fabricated to match the speckled stone and mortar designs that one finds throughout the entire exterior.
Overall, the $36 million dollar building is a fine addition to campus.
One any penguin can be proud of.