Moving sculptures

Mark di Suvero’s X-Delta has moved again, this time to a site in front of Berry Library. It will move back to its permanent site below the Hood after the Visual Arts Center is finished. And Richard Nonas’s 1976 sculpture Telemark Shortline is back: View of Telemark Shortline in front of Richardson Hall, June 2011. […]

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Interesting links with some connection to Dartmouth or the Granite State

Inside Higher Ed has a review of Bryant Tolles’s new book, Academic Architecture in New England. The book, based on Tolles’s 1970 dissertation, provides the best coverage available anywhere of Dartmouth’s original buildings. A new book about the work of alumni firm Rogers Marvel is available. Dartbeat has a map of warmcuts around campus. What […]

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Observing Berry Row

I. A recent one-paragraph review. One alum quoted in the Alumni Council’s annual report (pdf) stated: The north campus is appalling. The buildings look like something from USC and it is barren of trees. Further, the buildings pointlessly drift off to the right, making it an unsatisfying prospect. Seriously, from Berry north they need to […]

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Brand identity topics

I. The Dartmouth Company Curiously, there is a Boston-based real estate company called The Dartmouth Company. It makes good use of serifs and a dark green color on its website and seems to operate in New Hampshire. See also the more obvious reference to the college at the Dartmouth Education Foundation. II. The Arms of […]

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LSC construction wrapping up: the Yard and its paths

The Dartmouth recently published articles on the progress of construction in general and ’53 Commons in particular. The word is that football recruits like the revived Commons. The designers of the LSC, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, call the rectangular green space framed by the new building “the Yard.” The paved paths look as if they follow […]

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Gutting the West Stand at Memorial Field

In December of 2008, Dartmouth put on hold its planned rebuilding of Memorial Field (Dartmouth News). The project would have demolished and replaced the existing steel-framed concrete grandstand, leaving the arcaded brick facade on Crosby Street. It seems that the replacement supports, made of concrete, were actually cast and have been resting in a field […]

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Bruner Cott designed the ’53 Commons renovation of Thayer Dining Hall

Rendering of interior of Class of 1953 Commons posted outside the building An article in The Dartmouth today credits Bruner Cott with the design of the ongoing Class of 1953 Commons renovation of Thayer Dining Hall. The identity of the designer of this project has been the object of some curiosity. Initially, Bruner Cott designed […]

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Parker Apartments to be demolished

Contrary to what was reported here in March, it looks as if Dartmouth is going to demolish the 1921 Parker Apartments at 2 North Park Street: Rear (west) facade of Parker The July 6 minutes of the Zoning Board of Adjustment (pdf) state that the board granted an exemption “to allow for the demolition of […]

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Unbuilt Dartmouth, an exhibit and an article

A graphical article based on research by Barbara Krieger in the July/August Alumni Magazine nicely covers a larger exhibit in the History Room in Baker. It is good to see the site for the amphitheater named as Murdough rather than the Bema, which is the site that that drawing is usually said to describe. One […]

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