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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #21
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Great pics!

Here are a few more aerials:

Looking west at the Quad and part of Red Square. The building in the top right is Denny Hall, oldest building on the UW campus. In 1895 the University moved from downtown Seattle to the present location along Union Bay. The University of Washington still owns 10 acres in downtown Seattle, the metropolitan tract, home of Rainier Square and the Olympic Hotel.




Red Square looking north. Clockwise from the bottom: Administration Building, Meany Hall (performing arts center), Undergraduate Library, Kane Hall (UW's giant lecture hall complex), Suzzallo Library.

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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #22
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Here is a pic of "The Ave" (University Way) looking south. The NW corner of the UW is on the lower left of pic. The parking lot is for the Burke Natural History Museum. The building in the upper left is Gates Hall, the new home of the UW law school. The skyscraper on the right is the world HQs of Safeco. They are consolidating their operations in the U-District and will be adding more adjacent office space. The UW Bookstore in the middle left along "the ave."

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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #23
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In 1895 the University moved from downtown Seattle to the present location along Union Bay. The University of Washington still owns 10 acres in downtown Seattle, the metropolitan tract, home of Rainier Square and the Olympic Hotel.
Ever wonder why there was a University St. downtown?


Metropolitan Tract

The Metropolitan Tract, 11 acres owned by the University of Washington in the center of downtown Seattle, includes the original site of the UW campus. As presently developed, the Metropolitan Tract contains over 1,400,000 rentable square feet of office space, over 200,000 rentable square feet of commercial space, some 450 hotel rooms and access to over 2,000 parking spaces. The Metropolitan Tract is managed and operated through two long-term leases: one with Legacy Hotels for The Fairmont Olympic Hotel and garage, and the other with UNICO Properties, Inc., for all the other buildings in the Tract. In guiding Metropolitan Tract policy through the years, the Board of Regents has adhered to one primary objective: to generate maximum long-term revenue through the best possible use of this endowment of land and the subsequent improvements in a manner that effectively serves the mutual needs of the University as well as the local community.

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Old December 14th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #24
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they should re-do the outside of kane hall and odeg. library.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 10:10 AM   #25
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Holy shiaat.. a thread dedicated to UW!!!!
I love those arial views.. where did you guys get it?

BTW, I think Kane Hall's all right. What bugs me is the concrete dorm buidlings, especially McMahon and Haggett, and Schmitz Hall.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #26
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^ http://local.live.com/

Here is another one, HUB lawn:

The HUB lawn is the open space in the middle of the picture. Below it is the Husky Union Building (HUB), home to student organizations, ASUW, a theatre, food, bookstore, etc. When the weather is nice, students and student organization booths hang out on HUB Lawn or the walkways that pass it. Above HUB lawn is Allen Library. The portal in Allen Library links HUB lawn to Rainier Vista and the Red Square area. Mary Gates Hall (see Tritown's pics on pg 1 of this thread) is the large building above and to the left of Allen Library.

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Old December 15th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #27
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Another pic; the Columns, Sylvan Grove, and the new Electrical Engineering Building. The Columns appear on UW's seal and is lends its name to the alumni magazine, Columns.





Here is a link to an article in Columns about some of the interesting locations on Washington's campus:

A Place Apart - Ten Places—some famous, some obscure—that make the University of Washington one of the most beautiful—and best-loved—campuses in the nation.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #28
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Here are some eye-level photos from the HUB lawn.

These first two were taken in July of the Allen Library. The skybridge there is a great place to study or take a nap.






The next two were taken in September

This is a little redundant, but here is Allen again:



And here is the front view of the HUB main entrance.

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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #29
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Great pics! Do you have any pics of that little hidden garden next to the HUB lawn? Also, any pics of the Allen Portal? I always liked that feature. The 3rd and 4th floor Allen across the portal was a great place to study, if you didn't mind the distraction.
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Grieg Garden? Not yet
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Old December 15th, 2005, 08:49 PM   #31
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Another aerial; Drumheller Fountain (looks like it is being cleaned or fixed) / Rainier Vista. The corridor (angles lower left to upper right in pic) is aligned to the view of Mt. Rainier off in the distance. This area of campus is home to the sciences. Above the fountain is Bagley Hall, home of Chemistry. To its right along the Vista is Johnson Hall, home of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. In the lower left is the Columns and EE Building again. To its right is Guggenheim Hall, home of the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.



Drumheller Fountain:



Rainier Vista and Drumheller Fountain:





Rainier Vista from Red Square:


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Another Drumheller pic:

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Old December 15th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #33
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University of Washington ranking by different studies

#14 in the US by "The Washington Monthly College Guide" , Sept 2005

#17 in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities . This is also supported by the economist.

and somewhat more humbling, #45 in US by US News and World Report


School of Nursing:
#1 by US News and World Report

School of Medicine:
#1 in primary care and #7 in research in the country.
source:America's Medical Schools

Computer Science:
#9 in the nation by GRE Guide
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Here is a picture of the forestry complex (lower right) just south of Drumheller Fountain. The strip of grass on the right is Rainier Vista. Across the street from Forestry is the largest medicinal herb garden in the western hemisphere. The UW campus also has many specimens of trees. The big lightish color tree in the herb garden is a Redwood. Take the campus tree tour. The building in the lower left corner across the street is part of UW's massive Health Sciences complex.



Article on the medicinal herb garden

Freinds of the UW Medicinal Herb Garden
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Old December 16th, 2005, 02:40 AM   #35
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Seattle and the University of Washington from the air. The University District is to the right of campus. Below campus is the trendy University Village shopping center:

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Beautiful campus; I thought about going here.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #37
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those columns were part of the original buildings that were there.
These picstures dont do justice for how beautiful the UW really is.
UW is concidered one of the "Public Ivy's" of the nation. Its great to have such a great college in our own back yard.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #38
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A map of campus -



The UW continues to grow as it buys properties west of campus.


A few more aerials of campus:






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Congratulations to the Husky volleyball team who won the the National Championship this afternoon. The Huskies swept Nebraska in the championship to become the 2nd team in NCAA history to not drop a single game in the NCAA tournament.

Top Dawgs! Huskies win national championship

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^wow, look at Christal Morrison, she has some mad hops, she got screwed by being on the 3rd team AA. She should have been first with Tomasevic and Thompson. I think morrison should get tourney MVP. I watched both their Final Four matches and I think Lee is their backbone, her defense is amazing.
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