1/22/2020: Burly ironworkers add thick, pulsing veins to Duck’s “University Tower”
I thought the original egofice (left) was surprisingly small – some might even say under-endowed. Apparently someone with money was also underwhelmed, and the construction crew has been working double-shifts to add some girth, just in case anyone didn’t get the symbolism:
No news yet on the invite list for the topping-off ceremony, but I’m guessing it won’t include the UO students who are paying $2.37M to wire it up.
2/1/2020: I’d like to thank the anonymous reader who took this NSFW photo for not sending it to my work email:
architect guy (actually his brother) tells me it is phils skybox on upper floor of the tower
The architects made some alterations to the design. Now the stadium has a wide open drooping mouth
Now *that* is an accurate headline.
In related news, it’s too bad they are putting skin on what was a pretty cool-looking whale skeleton.
Quite a sheath on that thing.
No really, we need to take away your healthcare. Something something buckets…. recession… maybe…?
Course they gotta make it bigger. Helicopters gotta land somewhere when they evacuate JH…
Wow, Uncle Phil, that’s quite an erection.
You guys are worse preverts than my nephews when they were young teenagers.
You should have more respect for your Uncle Phil!
“Mom, why is that old guy in sunglasses sitting on top of a giant weiner and waving to everyone?”
I don’t want to be negative but that is not a good looking track stadium. You could probably get a much more functional and aesthetically pleasing facility for 1/2 the price.
A new facility was needed, but Mr. Knight made a terrible decision. He should have stuck with the first architect. The turret probably costs more than a revamped East Grandstand.
The new design would actually work well as a football stadium (minus the mouth on the north side).
I’m ashamed to admit it, but I kind of like it, except for the fake structural timber. The giant spliff will inspire generations of students to come.
Some people only see the negative…Some see penis.
I suspect the outside of this will be covered with LED so that it will be like a large TV screen – digital signage…..I noticed the Eugene city council visited the digital signage issue recently but I have not yet checked in there to find out what the details of that discussion were.
I believe it will be lit up at night but it won’t be a giant billboard. It will be more subtle. There’s a rendering somewhere online that shows the light cascading like a water fall. I looks pretty cool. actually.
I believe it is a nicer looking building than the Knight Campus. Unfortunately, I still think it too big.
I don’t understand why they put the Dick Tracy silhouette on top of the new track stadium???
That shape on the top is a tribute to “the hat”
* Or, as they’re calling it on reddit, “The Phildo”. https://www.reddit.com/r/Eugene/comments/ez41is/the_new_hayward_field_tower_has_an_interesting/
Make sure to put a helmet on your soldier, soldier
Phildo for the win.
Rumor has it that a certain donor will be able to control the Phildo’s LED lighting system 24/7, from a special phone app.
I’m shocked to see the Eugene Weekly print this sort of filth:
Rumor has it the architects at https://www.srgpartnership.com/ call it The Phildo, when the client’s out of the room.
The Nike Shaft is too good, with the double-entendre.