Sort of OT: Campus Question - What the heck is that going up

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on September 10th, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Just on campus (had to drop something at Moe Sport Shop, if anyone is nearby, go drop by, you'll know what I'm refering to once you're inside). Anyway, was turning a corner off of State by Buffalo Wild Wings. What the heck happened to the Frieze Building and what is that thing they're putting up where it used to be???? Any of you who are students want to clue an alum in???



September 10th, 2009 at 8:07 PM ^

are you talking about North Quad?... its a new dorm for upperclassmen. Its like for 500 students and its gunna have a dining center like the hill and a library.

The Original Seth

September 10th, 2009 at 8:08 PM ^

It's going to be a new dormitory, the North Quad. I am a German teacher (work in the MLB) and it's been three years in the up-putting.

Rumor has it it will be a "living and working" space, and will not only house several hundred students, but also provide some homeless departments with homes (e.g. Comparative Literature) and offer classrooms for discussion sessions of the larger cattle-call courses.

If you walk around to Huron, you'll see that they've kept the Frieze building's facade and have integrated it into the structure. While the Frieze building was quite nice, and I'm kind of bummed out it's gone, that's kind of a classy move and something they didn't have to do.

Tim Waymen

September 10th, 2009 at 8:25 PM ^

Thank god Frieze is gone. It was a terrible building and was a pain in the ass to walk to. I hate how some Ann Arborites were opposed to demolishing it. It seems like in some places there are always some people who are opposed to progress because of nostalgia.


September 10th, 2009 at 9:40 PM ^

I think I had one class in the Frieze Building and it was a terrible hole-in-the-wall dump when I was in there. That would have been somewhere around 95.
And I don't know how someone could be nostalgic about a crappy building.

As far as pia to get to, I lived in Markley and Oxford housing different years, and didn't have a car, didn't take a bike. Walked everywhere. Must have walked miles just getting to and from classes different days.