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    State Gym project? What's happening?

    Drove by the state gym, wow what a project. Could someone fill me in on what is being planned? Thanks.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    I think the building that will be attached to it is going to be an indoor pool with waterslide. I am excited but they have been working on it since the beginning of last school year and it still looks like it isnt even close to being done. I hope they finish before I graduate.


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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    They are renovating State Gym while also adding on to it to increase the amount of space Rec services has. The addition will include a rec pool, 3 full size bball courts, a weight room, a running track, multi-purpose rooms, as well as better space for the out door rec people.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    They also added a skywalk from state gym/the new pool facility to beyer hall



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Supposed to be done before fall classes start.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Man, I'm jealous that they didn't do this while I was still in school.

    In reality though, opulent rec facilities are just another part of the arms race between universities, so it was inevitable that we'd jump on that bandwagon.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Man, I'm jealous that they didn't do this while I was still in school.

    In reality though, opulent rec facilities are just another part of the arms race between universities, so it was inevitable that we'd jump on that bandwagon.
    Interesting fact that I learned a while back ago. Iowa State was one of the first universities to have a rec facility dedicated for students, which was Leid. Since then, a lot of universities have built new buildings and ours started to get dated, it's now our time to update.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    As someone who used to work for Rec Services, I know a bit about the project!

    The skywalk between State Gym and Beyer is to provide handicap accessibility to State.

    The new facility really is necessary, from a student recruiting standpoint and just a functional facility for more people on campus.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Man, I'm jealous that they didn't do this while I was still in school.

    In reality though, opulent rec facilities are just another part of the arms race between universities, so it was inevitable that we'd jump on that bandwagon.

    Opulent rec facilites... we will haz them.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Too bad they aren't replacing the parking they took away to build the add-on.


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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Too bad they aren't replacing the parking they took away to build the add-on.
    That side of campus really needs a multi-level parking deck.



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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    That side of campus really needs a multi-level parking deck.
    Too bad they won't buy out the apartments across the street from Martin-Eaton. That'd be a great place to put one.


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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    They are renovating State Gym while also adding on to it to increase the amount of space Rec services has. The addition will include a rec pool, 3 full size bball courts, a weight room, a running track, multi-purpose rooms, as well as better space for the out door rec people.
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    Re: State Gym project? What's happening?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    That side of campus really needs a multi-level parking deck.
    Lot 60 is supposed to become one, but thats a few blocks south.



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