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Architecture Tue Mar 03 2009

Columbia Students 'Pac' Up Residence Hall

What happens when you mix Columbia students and a building full of floor-to-ceiling windows? Taking a cue from the Smurfit-Stone building and other Chicago skyscrapers that express themselves in panes, Columbia College television major Joe Jacks recently convinced 80 residents at the 2 E. 8th Street residence hall to insert construction paper circles (450 in all) inside their windows, PacMan window.jpgwith one giant Pac Man taking up two panes. The result, visible from the street, looks like a giant arcade game.

Building community director Sharon Ptak told the Columbia Chronicle, "As long as it is not offensive, they can pretty much express themselves however they want."

Stick that one in the next residence life brochure!

Flickr photo from the 2East8th Pacman set by Brit Reed.

 
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Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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