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2:45pm on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018:
This is the new STEM building under construction at the university. I'd been told it was supposed to be completed by January, but I guess I must have misunderstood which January.
Anyway, as you can see, the workers are adding some kind of cladding to it. Underneath, it's just glass and concrete, but the cladding (which I assume is definitely, definitely fireproof) makes it look quite classy.
On the left, at right angles to the new building, is part of the university as constructed in the early 1960s. It's all in this ghastly, brutlaist style. If the cladding being applied to the STEM building were added everywhere, it would look like something from the future rather than something that hasn't been repaired following a nuclear blast.
I realise that this would be prohibitively expensive so it's going to happen. Still, I can dream.
It's also fortunate that the 1960s developers didn't clad the concrete, because if they had done they would probably have used asbestos and killed us all.
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