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Re: Doors, Entrances, Gates, etc.-long post

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R. Moore (ronmoore)
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:05:12 -0700 (PDT)

Ms. Harrell--this sounds like a must for anyone in the Greenville area!
What a great entrances! It makes me wonder why so few similar things have
been installed elsewhere. Surely artists and architects appreciate the
impact such an entryway can have.
Maybe the buildings of the next Century will incorporate more and
more thoughtful, provocative entryways! Maybe the Malls will too!

On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Michelle H. Harrell wrote:

> Ron Moore wrote: "Several messages to this list have recently taken up
> the issue of door art. I think it would be worthwhile to broaden the
> scope of this worthwhile issue to consider gateways, entry arches,
> entrance ways, and so on. ......Other great passages, anyone?"
> My favorite passage is the new entrance to Joyner Library at my alma
> mater East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. The web-site is
> where you can catch a glimpse of it. Grand
> columns mark the entrance to a brick courtyard which leads you to the
> front door of the very modern library building. The tall classic
> columns are the only reference to the previous building which held
> Joyner library. It reminds me of Ancient Roman Ruins standing without
> a building. As you walk through the spaces between the columns,
> sensors triggers a short burst of music to chime. The sound varies
> when one person walks through compared to 5-6. I love watching people
> walk through unsuspectedly and see their reaction when the music
> chimes. They always look around and most will go through a couple
> more times just to hear it before continuing on their way. It's odd
> how we take for granted something as simple as an entrance- which
> reminds me of Christo's curtains and wrappings.
> Those nearby in NC go by and see this!
> Michelle H. Harrell
> mmhar
> North Garner Middle School
> Garner, North Carolina
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