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In my past professional lives, I have been a salesman, an auto mechanic, a draftsman, a security guard, a cartographer of cemeteries, and a Russian, Serbian, and Croatian Linguist whilst in the Army. Now, I have found my calling in life, hence the architectural student status. I am in my 5th and last year of schooling to get my Bachelors of Architecture.

For those that have asked, I am from Tennessee and always will be, regardless of what state I am currently residing, hence the TN in my name.

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University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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On one wall is the historic brick-and-limestone Memorial Arch saved from
Memorial Stadium when it was demolished in 1992. The arch signals the entry
to the memorabilia-filled Heritage Hall, an eclectic collection of
university history. Predock decided to "hang" the arch like a painting on
the inward sloping wall rather than using it in a more expected manner as an
entry or a freestanding monument.
4th Nov 2006, 20:41   comments (4)

University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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another of the ceiling of the atrium.
4th Nov 2006, 20:40   comments (0)

University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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More shots of the interior.
4th Nov 2006, 20:37   comments (0)

University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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Inside the center, natural light floods the 85-foot-high Memorial Hall
through glass fissures in the geode. The outside curved wall of
light-colored wood slats contrasts with a darker interior patina of copper.
A subtle reflecting pool provides the soothing sound of water.
4th Nov 2006, 20:35   comments (0)

University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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Design architect Antoine Predock of New Mexico is known for powerful forms
that reflect the geology of an area, and his buildings in the Southwest make
stunning sculpture inspired by the desert landscape. Here, the shape is
influenced by Split Rock, a towering, craggy cliff on the North Shore.The eight-story granite shell encloses a large gathering space called
Memorial Hall. The horizontal layers of a six-story, copper-clad office
block home to the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, University of
Minnesota Foundation and Minnesota Medical Foundation reflect the state's
limestone layers.
4th Nov 2006, 20:29   comments (1)

University of Minnesota's Gateway Center - Antoine Predock

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The humongous granite-and-copper building is an overwhelming and
intimidating place externally. But the building is meant to be like a geode
a rough-hewn rock that, once cracked, reveals a hollow inside lined with
crystalline treasures.
4th Nov 2006, 20:27   comments (2)

View of the Misssissippi River

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From a renovated mill on the shores. Even this far north, 1,300 miles away
from the Gulf of Mexico and New Orleans, the Mississippi is still a large
river. The old stone bridge that you see was a railroad bridge that brought
the passenger trains into the Milwaukee Road's station. It has since been
converted into a walking path across the river. Just beyond it the lock and
dam which allows shipping to continue up the river while generating power
for the twin cities.
3rd Nov 2006, 23:45   comments (0)

Guthrie Center - Minneapolis, MN - Jean Nouvel

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Another view of the sky bridge to nowhere, as the locals call it.
3rd Nov 2006, 22:59   comments (0)
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