Fountain Trouble

Doesn’t look good, circa 1998:

Fountain trouble 1998 Thresher right way

I have a better picture of this but it lacks the fabulous background view.

Doesn’t look good, circa 2012:

Baker inst. fountain repair 2

This was part of the Centennial cleanup, which put the annual Commencement cleanup to shame.

The guts of the thing are kind of pretty, though:

Baker inst. fountain repair


Bonus: I had to get inside the area marked in red in order to make out where that area is. This might be more of that “irony” I keep hearing about.


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8 Responses to Fountain Trouble

  1. effegee says:

    Keck Hall MRI?

    • Melissa Kean says:

      Yes, sir. I’ve been hanging around in that area recently, cleaning out some old files from Chemistry.

    • Melissa Kean says:

      I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about this. It’s not Keck, it’s Dell Butcher. I get the names mixed up because I think of them as “Chemistry” and “The Other Chemistry.”

      • effegee says:

        I see. I was thinking about the MRI facility that was added to the east side of the back end of Keck . I know there were warnings inside the building about that one. I assumed they had added one to the outside in the last 15-16 years!

        Poor “Chemistry”! It must have an identity complex being on its third name (“Chemistry Laboratory”, “Dell Butcher Hall” [not to be confused with the current “Butcher Hall, Dell” on the map], and “Keck Hall”).

  2. grungy1973 says:

    While playing tourist in the Willis Tower in Chicago, on the SkyDeck (103rd floor), I used the compass app in my phone to check directions.
    It was near sunset, so I had a pretty decent idea of where west was going to be, within reason.
    My phone, after calibrating itself, said something clearly false.
    Walking around the SkyDeck, I found several places that turned the compass needle around to various un-truths.
    Its antics during the elevator descent were particularly amusing.
    Yet they don’t warn visitors about those magnetic fields – so the fields near the MRI must be significantly stronger.

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