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    West walkway by Hilton down

    Looks like either it fell or they pulled a part of the elevated walk from Hilton to Stephens down today



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Aren't there plans to do a fairly major renovation to the Iowa State Center area?


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    It was torn down as part of the renovations to the Iowa State Center beginning.



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Anyone have any links to the plans for the ISC?


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by abe2010 View Post
    Looks like either it fell or they pulled a part of the elevated walk from Hilton to Stephens down today
    Well I guarantee it didn't just fall down...ISU is an engineering school.



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Well I guarantee it didn't just fall down...ISU is an engineering school.
    If it fell down, the Daily kos would have written an article about it.


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    I barely remember a very great evening at The Who concert and the fun we had on the west walkway after the concert, brings a tear to my eye. God am I old.


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    Anyone have any links to the plans for the ISC?
    Here is a link to the plan. Scroll to the last page to see an artist's rendering of the finished product.



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    I doubt it affects foot traffic tonight, but they couldn't wait 1 more day?


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Here is a link to the plan. Scroll to the last page to see an artist's rendering of the finished product.
    My takeaway: More parking, less walkways, better egress, more courtyard for events, more green, less concrete.


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    The beer truck hit it after the Miranda Lambert concert and caused structural damage.



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    They probably forgot to account for wind.



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    The Kansas city Hyatt regency wonders if engineered structures can collapse?



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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    Here is a link to the plan. Scroll to the last page to see an artist's rendering of the finished product.
    First time I've seen this and it looks pretty cool. I especially like the courtyard and upper plaza. Finally, that space will be people-friendly and look more modern! I know all the raised walkways looked so futuristic in the late 60s and early 70s (like Logan's Run), but it all just looks dated (not to mention all the crumbling cement used in the structure). Glad they have a plan that actually looks nice and will serve a real purpose.


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    Re: West walkway by Hilton down

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster28 View Post
    First time I've seen this and it looks pretty cool. I especially like the courtyard and upper plaza. Finally, that space will be people-friendly and look more modern! I know all the raised walkways looks so futuristic in the late 60s and early 70s (like Logan's Run), but it all just looks dated (not to mention all the crumbling cement used in the structure). Glad they have a plan that actually looks nice and will serve a real purpose.
    Agreed. The 140-some additional parking spaces will be awesome, too.

    I'm a big fan of the new trail from the corner of Lincoln Way and Beach to the center, as well. That'll be great for students heading to Jack Trice.



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