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loki_the_bubba Offline
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Construction progress on the IPF/Bubble
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I cycled through campus today and went to look at the new facility. There is no sign of anything. No flags, no stakes, no markings I could see. I thought they were trying to get it finished in August. I cannot see how that happens now.
07-21-2019 11:45 AM
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Disappointing to hear
07-22-2019 12:14 AM
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Maybe they're testing the quick-up nature of the bubble? Going to put it up just-in-time for football practices in August? And when does women's soccer practice start? They may need it, too.

*scratching his head for any other possible positive spins on it*
07-22-2019 08:20 AM
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Rice has never done facilities well or right, at least not since I first got to the university. You'd expect that to change now?
07-22-2019 08:35 AM
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In the February Thresher article, Mello was noncommittal on the completion date. He said it could be as early as August if the $3 million in donations was received in time.
07-22-2019 08:37 AM
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(07-22-2019 08:37 AM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  In the February Thresher article, Mello was noncommittal on the completion date. He said it could be as early as August if the $3 million in donations was received in time.

So it's sort of like building a highway... they will start as soon as the money is available.
07-22-2019 11:48 AM
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(07-22-2019 11:48 AM)TFW Wrote:  
(07-22-2019 08:37 AM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  In the February Thresher article, Mello was noncommittal on the completion date. He said it could be as early as August if the $3 million in donations was received in time.

So it's sort of like building a highway... they will start as soon as the money is available.

Well, yes, of course.
07-22-2019 12:30 PM
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Nothing like announcing total victory before being engaged or even knowing what you are involved in. Such is the not for profit world of irreality, total fantasy and OPM. I'm announcing that I will be donating 10% of my lottery winnings. Would that be helpful?

OPM stands for other people's money.
07-22-2019 01:30 PM
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(07-22-2019 01:30 PM)texowl2 Wrote:  Nothing like announcing total victory before being engaged or even knowing what you are involved in. Such is the not for profit world of irreality, total fantasy and OPM. I'm announcing that I will be donating 10% of my lottery winnings. Would that be helpful?

OPM stands for other people's money.

Who announced total victory?

Of course it's other people's money. No money trees on campus.
07-22-2019 01:37 PM
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I think the money is there unless something has changed recently. They may have been a bit naive with the permitting.
07-22-2019 02:33 PM
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(07-22-2019 02:33 PM)mebehutchi Wrote:  I think the money is there unless something has changed recently. They may have been a bit naive with the permitting.

Yes, the money has been secured.
07-22-2019 03:21 PM
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Whats going on with the bubble? When will construction start?
08-03-2019 05:41 PM
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(08-03-2019 05:41 PM)OldOwl Wrote:  Whats going on with the bubble? When will construction start?

Heard the check to buy the air pump from Academy is in the mail.
08-03-2019 10:34 PM
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We don’t need the bubble til recruiting season anyway...
08-03-2019 10:36 PM
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well at least the greenbriar construction seems to be in the final legs with the section between Rice and University closest to the stadium now open. Guess the deadline to finish the whole section from University to Holcombe must be close. After months of nothing, they seemed to have woken up. Horrible written contract to allow them so much time. The Empire State Building was built in less time than Greenbriar
08-04-2019 06:46 AM
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(08-04-2019 06:46 AM)texowl2 Wrote:  well at least the greenbriar construction seems to be in the final legs with the section between Rice and University closest to the stadium now open. Guess the deadline to finish the whole section from University to Holcombe must be close. After months of nothing, they seemed to have woken up. Horrible written contract to allow them so much time. The Empire State Building was built in less time than Greenbriar

If you traverse the whole length, there’s still 2 or 3 sections left to do including one side of the street between Rice and University. The project is scheduled to be concluded by December. The parts south of Roberts Elementary were done beautifully. Will be a great day once the whole darn thing is complete. It’s led more folks to drive through Rice’a campus, complete mess between Christ the King and Island Grill and don’t get me started on some of Morningside issues by Holcombe
08-06-2019 07:51 AM
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Any activity yet?
08-20-2019 05:59 PM
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