I know that this is a bit late, but I feel the need to appeal to this a) becasue it was an assignment, so I should so it anyway, and b) it gives me an opportunity to do one of the things I fancy most: criticisizing (read: complaining).
For many of us, we have been at Purdue an extensive period of time (read: forever). I’ve had several conundrums occur that make me question what the designer was thinking: doors in Stewart center swinging outwards, roads downtown INSISTING on being one ways every way, even the 5-Points intersection downtown. What I found many moons ago, however, was the pinnacle or mistakes. In this particular case, I find the error to be both obtruse and highly amusing.
Have you ever walked by Schelman hall on Purdue’s campus, and notice something that was a bit out of place? For the next line, the professional filter has to come off.What. The hell. Is this?!
I can’t decide what baffles me more: the fact that it’s a handicap exit area with stairs or that fact that it leads straight into the bushes. I can’t define any rational reason why this exists. It doesn’t promote safety, it doesn’t lead anywhere-why is it here? Was this originally supposed to be a window? Any clarification on the matter would be appreciated, because I can’t figure it out. It violates building safety measures by not having a handicap-accesible ramp (they’re required to have at least one, even if it’s not listed as ‘handicap accesible), and it violates common sense. It can’t be used. Period.