Ohio State Eyes Adding 1 Million Square Feet to Campus

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osu992's picture

Square feet. That's one thing that's safe from inflation.

Although these release seems to suggest just 1MM sqft of buildings...hopefully it means holding something hostage for more land as well. That would be more fun from the evil people turning everything into mixed-use space.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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Barnsey69's picture

Big plans. The "straightening" of curl drive is already underway or about to be.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, the Uncomparable  Joe Burrow, and home of The Ohio State University Buckeyes- 2014 UNDISPUTED National Champions!

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UrbanRenewal's picture

23 acres sounds a lot less dramatic so I get why it's described as 1 million square feet. 

Baseball was better with steroids

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analyticalguy's picture

Acres usually refers to land area, square feet to buildings.  I wonder which it is. The article could be clearer.

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741's picture

Lanternesque headline writing. Do better 11W.

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741's picture

I keep seeing mods referring to "clickbait" - this is an example of that. /closes thread

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Hmm, the headline on the front page is "Ohio State Eyes Campus Expansion".  What part of that is clickbait???

If you want clickbait, scroll up to the Taboola links that say "She had no idea why the crowd was cheering" or "You won't believe Ezekiel Elliott's IQ", or "10 things middle aged women should not be wearing". 

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UrbanRenewal's picture

"Ezekiel Elliott's girlfriend is actually jaw-dropping"

Baseball was better with steroids

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BrutusB's picture

The 2055 Moon Campus is going to be sick though.

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countrybuckeye's picture

as a ardent fan of all things Buckeye, both academics and sports, I can only endeavor to be available for this new campus ribbon-cutting ...

.. my liver just needs to be up to the challenge 

KEEP CALM

EMBRACE EXPANSION

DRINK BOURBON

GO BUCKS!!!

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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CorkyTheCactus's picture

Armstrong Hall is still closer to my classes than Morrill Tower!

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Homey1970's picture

I believe that artist rendering shows athletic fields/green spaces where St. John stands.  #undergradmemories

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

From the slide:

"St. John Arena is no longer on the immediate hopping block, but eventually it could turn into recreation space that now sits of of Coffey Road. That space would be lost because of new research buildings planned for the area."

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Buckeyedad's picture

If your not moving forward your going backwards. 

MSD

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Seattle Linga's picture

The rich keep getting richer

Nice work Drake

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

Seattle Sounders 2019 MLS Champions

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osu07asu10's picture

Meh, whatever. I think arps Hall is the only building I used as a student that is still standing that the university hasn't demolished or molested into something else.

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UniotoTank55's picture

When I arrived on campus they realized they needed more space to hold my bulging stomach huge biceps.

"I kind of pulled back, and I think I pulled something." Orlando Pace

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osu992's picture

Hey aren't you that guy that girl called to from the porch at 2AM that one time at the beginning of freshman year?

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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UniotoTank55's picture

Haha yeah I mentioned that in a forum post about my pre-game and in-game experience for the Tulsa game, my second game as a student. Didn't result in anything... I was too worried about my drunk friend I was walking home.

"I kind of pulled back, and I think I pulled something." Orlando Pace

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osu992's picture

Yeah, I remember...just busting your chops. Don't let those biceps go to waste.

New Day for OSU. Same noon for TTUN.

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bukyze's picture

 a temporary stay of execution for St. John Arena.

This is the best part of the article.  They just need to make it a permanent stay.

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Hovenaut's picture

Land Grant, Holy Hannah...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

There are times where the worst thing that can be spread is misinformation

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osu78's picture

Amazing. I remember when west campus was out in the sticks, i.e. anything west of the Olentangy. Taking a class there was like being exiled to Siberia. 

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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THE's picture

My major was out there, just west of the river. 

Graduated in 2004. Was still out in the boonies. 

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Scooter's picture

As a resident of Upper Arlington, I question your remark.

Scooter

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Ethos's picture

As a welding engineering graduate (shout-out to the victims of the attack) West campus was a great place to have classes. We could drive out there, have class, and drive back. No walking in cold weather for us man. Was nice.

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

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The Braden's picture

Natural Resources 745 T,Th 5:30-7:00

Winter Quarter 1993

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CorkyTheCactus's picture

I mean, it still is kind of out there. People complain whenever they have class out there and here I am practically living west of the river because I'm an ENR student. 

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Browns88's picture

How can they expand if they already own the land

Browns88

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0H-10's picture

a temporary stay of execution for St. John Arena 

Restore it!

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The Braden's picture

Fuck you and your corn fields and meth houses, Indiana.  Here we come.

Go Buckeyes.

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CorkyTheCactus's picture

The Ohio State University in California

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GoBucks10's picture

But...French Field House...

I hate the offseason.

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NorthBerg's picture

French Field House?? What about the Varsity Club ???

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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Nikkibucksfan's picture

What a wonderful University we have!

Nikki emmerson

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Dirty419Boy's picture

Missing from this story is how much this is going to cost, and how much more tuition is going to go up as a consequence.

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

FWIW, capital expenditures like these are funded by the endowments and other fundraising.  They have billions (with a B) in the endowment.

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smiesguy's picture

Endowment doesn't cover the cost of staff and maintenance on the new buildings. 

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TheStoic's picture

Ohio State Football is what keeps me connected to my alma mater, but this sort of investment (and hopefully elite professors) is what attracts the best and the brightest. Very excited that OSU is committed to athletic and academic excellence.

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countrybuckeye's picture

The Stube

Longs Books

Zachariah's Red Eye Saloon

McGuffy Lane

hot coeds in the kitchen blending rum-somethings at house parties 

keggers

High Street post-game celebrations

fine fond memories while they still fill my brain - pre "Old-Timers" decline

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

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CharlotteBux's picture

Great. More construction to become an eyesore for visiting fans. After seeing how beautiful Oklahoma and Virginia Tech's campuses were on game day, it almost makes me want to have them stop any construction in the fall haha

Proud Graduate of The Ohio State University-2014

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

Just leave the Varsity Club alone.

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NorthBerg's picture

Just leave the Varsity Club alone.

I cried when I discovered that the old North Berg was gone. I will likely have passed when the dozers smash the VC. Today's Varsity Club is not the intimate pub of yesteryear. I cannot go there again. Thomas Wolfe was right.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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WPB-Buckeye's picture

Please please please keep St. John!

Go Bucks!

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ramymora's picture

Let's double the size of our football stadium

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