Grand Central Station and A Bank Had a Baby. That Baby Was A Library and A Dormitory.

Yesterday I visited, with a friend, the Rhode Island School of Design.  My friend is applying to the Rhode Island School of Design and I am helping him with the process.  So, we visited the school.

I thought that the school was just a semi-famous design school in Rhode Island.  Boy, was I ever wrong.  Put it this way.  That place made me want to apply to art school.  And I can’t draw and have no desire to build anything.

The tour guide that took us around was an architecture major who talked about the architectural concept of adaptive reuse.  Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Um, so…

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Let’s see who gets this right.  This is a:

1. Entry to a bank.

2. Portal to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

3. Entry to a dormitory

4. Entry to Donald Trump’s house

Well, sorry.  Time is up.  This is the entry to a dormitory and the library at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Yes.  This is a building where people sleep and study.  That was transformed from a pre-existing bank.  My jaw was also on the floor when I saw this.

Oh and the Grand Central part.  Yeah, here’s that.  That is, by the way, the library.  Where I would find a corner to live in, even if I resided in the dorms in the building:

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