Saturday, July 26, 2014

Andy's Angles: College Construction Weekend

The University of Scranton's new physical therapy building is going up at the corner of Linden and Jefferson.

The U fought to tear down Leahy Hall-- a building that had outlived its usefulness.  While it had some history, it was small and old.  It was neither architecturally unique or outstanding.  Getting rid of it didn't seem like a bad idea.  The University of Scranton is perhaps the only entity actually drawing people and money to the city.

I saw the plan and the sketches.  It's a lot different in person.  Opponents feared the U's new building would overwhelm the neighborhood.  They could have a point.  We'll have to wait and see how the new building integrates into this part of the city.