First, this is where we came in. This is the top of a column that was a bulletin board. Now, there's nothing out of the ordinary here really. The design, though, is very interesting. Ity's a very artistic piece that shows a interest in the arts. Now, the reaosn why I brought this up is because this column with a bulletin board and the statue on top is what we call a beat. If you remember from my last blog, a beat is a place where many people cross and use this area. Also, it leads to a theory that maybe the university is trying to be funny with this building, which I'll explain in due time.
For the next part, we went up Walker Avenue to the Stone Building, McIver Building, and (our big topic right now) the Sullivan Science Building. Now, we will return to the Stone Building for the final part because there's a mystery behind this building and Walker Avenue that we shall explore later. Now, the Science Building is a special building to UNCG. It was built in 2005 and named for Patricia Sullivan. This sideview of the building shows that UNCG must love their history because this building is a powerful part of the building! Now, it's a little hard to tell with this picture, but this combines the future and the past together. The building shows it all! On one side, you see a white wall with the futuristic part. Can you guess what it is? It's the glass windows that makeshifts for walls too! Still, the building goes back to its roots with the pitch roof and the brick building. It's very interesting to see because I believe that this building represents the value changes in UNCG from a small, isolated university to a diverse, historic campus that believes in the history of a university.
Now, we move on to one of the most popular buildings on the UNCG campus, the Music Building. The Music Building is the building that took the music curriculum away from the Brown Building, hence the name. The building is a more recent building, but not as young as the Science building. Now, this building defies all the rules of the UNCG buildings. For one thing, this building has round areas unlike the rest of the buildings. The inside will explain more of this. As you can already see, this building truly represents the switch in values. The columns turn from the round, old-fashioned style of Brown and changes into a cartoonish style of columns. It's almost as if the columns could blend in with the wall. Now, we'll move inside and see the big differences and why I have a theory about the structure of this building.
The floor of the Music Building is a funny factor in the theory of the non-uniformity. I wish I had a better picture of the floor because this is amazing in itself. It's all not the same color or the same design. It has lines that look like vibrations that come off the columns and other objects on the floor. Also, there's a special hallway that fits the bill perfectly. The hall has blocks on the floor right beside displays on the walls. Now, I thought that this would be like the Foust building windows and it made a puzzle, but something was missing. Now, in order for this to fit the bill of a puzzle, it has to be on all parts of the hall, wall or ceiling. This case, there was nothing on the ceiling. So, all this has led me to believe that for this building, all rules of UNCG building were thrown out the window. Non-uniformity was the key for this building. Why? I believe that it is to show that music and the arts are becoming a bigger part of the UNCG community and society. Also, UNCg wanted to show that they're grasping the future by this one building. So, if there is a bigger expansion, then will the buildings look more like this or the Science Building? Only time will tell. To be Continued in the mystery of Walker Avenue!! Onward we go!!