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View from Above: Ford Building

Check out the latest installment in our View From Above series, this time featuring shots taken from the roof of the Ford Building, home of the College of Health and Human Development.

View from Above: Pattee and Paterno Libraries

Just like Old Main, the Pattee and Paterno Libraries are one of the most recognizable buildings on campus. Have a look at the view from up top!

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View from Above: Recreation Hall

On the corner of Curtin and Burrowes Road, right next to the Lion Shrine, is one of the oldest buildings on campus (and from the looks of it, I don't doubt it). Climbing to the top of Rec Hall was extremely difficult due to its desperate need of new sturdy ladders; my physical plant guide was even hesitant on taking me to the top. This athletic facility provides students with 2 gymnasiums, 14 racquetball courts, 10 squash courts, indoor track, aerobics room, fitness center, and adaptive weight room but is primarily used for volleyball and basketball . Students only have access to three floors , but a tiny door in the wall leads to the first roof of the complex. Up three more thin rusty steel ladders is the top of Rec Hall, with its perfect view down Curtin Road.

A Tour of the GLOBE Floors at Simmons

Where the Simmons Dining Hall used to be, the GLOBE Room allows students to eat, study, and relax with comfortable sitting, kitchen, and multiple TVs. To get to the there from the main entrance, make a left through the doors and turn right down the stairs. You'll notice the sign "Dining Room" on the wall by the staircase when you take your first step. Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, go straight through the doors and turn left. The GLOBE Room will be on the left, across the hall from the billboard mounted on the wall saying "The Globe." But if you don't have time or any business to go in Simmons, enjoy this mini gallery.

View from Above: Agricultural Science and Industries Building

With a great view of the Lewis Katz Law Building, the Agricultural Science and Industries Building is another large structure on campus located just behind the Berkey Creamery. This five story building has an additional maintenance tower attached to the roof, which is protected by concrete walls and nets to block birds from entering. A small hole in the net wall is the only access to the roof, making the Lewis Katz building the first building in sight once emerged. The view spans throughout the west side of campus, including the water tower and power plant, and over to the east to Beaver Stadium.

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