IMG_1751.JPG - We first look out on what was what I've been told was the "Hydro Mechanics Laboratory". I don't know why they demolished it, but it was a few years back, well before they announced the renovation. I think sometime between 2010-2011.
IMG_1754.JPG - This statue was on the entrance stairs. I have no idea if it was destroyed or in storage.
IMG_1755.JPG - The fountain (now entirely gone).
IMG_1756.mov - A video I took of the fountain in action. Warning: this video is pretty big, I'll likely remove it and replace it with a smaller video.
Entering Zachry Engineering Center - Enough milling around! Let's enter the building! (YouTube privately listed)
IMG_1758.JPG - I believe this is the stairwell into the basement.
Zachry Engineering Center To the Basement - This not only has a loading dock but a full below-ground parking deck. This was a cool building (YouTube privately listed)
IMG_1760.JPG - The parking garage. It was much dimmer in real life, my camera just doesn't take all that good pictures. (Pic 1/3)
IMG_1761.JPG - The parking garage. It was much dimmer in real life, my camera just doesn't take all that good pictures. (Pic 2/3)
IMG_1762.JPG - The parking garage. It was much dimmer in real life, my camera just doesn't take all that good pictures. (Pic 3/3)
Looking Around the Parking Garage - Investigating strange doorways! (YouTube)
IMG_1765.JPG - I just hate how the lighting fails to show the spookiness of the place. Maybe I should get a real camera soon.
IMG_1766.JPG - "Area Maintenance Shop".
IMG_1767.JPG - Yet another look at the parking garage.
IMG_1768.JPG - Entrance to the outside. This led to a ramp that emptied out onto Bizzell. No other building on campus had parking like this.
IMG_1769.JPG - One last look at the garage.
IMG_1770.JPG - Looks like this was restriped at one point in the past...
IMG_1771.JPG - Emergency evacuation plan/floor plan. I tried to take a good picture of this one.
IMG_1772.JPG - Time to go back up.
IMG_1774.JPG - Floorplan of the Ground Level. This is not the main level with the lobby. I hope to add a video to this one soon, but it's just me going up in the elevator.
IMG_1776.JPG - Some funky tile inside one of the men's restrooms.
IMG_1777.JPG - This sign hasn't been touched since the early 1970s.
IMG_1778.JPG - One of the hallways in the Ground Level.
IMG_1779.JPG - Heading back up to the main level.
IMG_1780.JPG - I was once into the "old retail" scene, and Zachry reminded me a lot of malls from that era. Specifically, this funky light fixture.
IMG_1781.JPG - Zachry wasn't exactly attractive on the outside, but it was full of natural light, like these cool skylights.
IMG_1784.JPG - This was after a long video (500+ MB!) but it's a stair landing.
IMG_1785.JPG - The font here kind of reminds me of the signs that might be on the Starship Enterprise.
IMG_1786.JPG - Second floor corridor. I got a Cherry Pepsi from those vending machines once. The university switched to Pepsi a few years before my time. Disgusting, I know...it's nothing like a good Cherry Coke, but they went with the highest bidder.
IMG_1787.JPG - The "Level Two" floorplan. This is one up above the "First Level".
IMG_1791.JPG - Some chairs in an upper level study area.
IMG_1792.JPG - Another view.
IMG_1793.JPG - Based on the position of said funky light fixture, this is a mezzanine above the third level.
IMG_1794.JPG - One last look at the flooring here.
Zachry Video Pack - Videos for 1773, 1782, 1783, and 1788. (153MB)
More coming soon...
last updated June 30, 2015