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What Do You Think of New Look Plans for Hancher and UI Music School?

The Iowa Board of Regents reviewed design plans for a new Hancher Auditorium and UI School of Music.

officials presented artist renderings of plans for a new Hancher Auditorium and music school building. Those facilities were destroyed by the 2008 flood.

What do you think of the new look?

Todd Richissin March 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM
What do you think of the new look?
B.A. Morelli March 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Hancher looks pretty futuristic, and the new music building looks like it has an urban feel so it should fit well downtown. Just my two cents.
William Pontarelli March 22, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Copy cat of Sydney Opera House but not bad.
Stephen Schmidt March 22, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Good call, William. I knew that reminded me of something.
Jim L. Maynard March 22, 2012 at 03:21 AM
I'd like to see Hancher from a few other angles.It's not a copy cat of the Sydney Opera House....It doesn't soar like it. It is a futuristic look, but from this view from the river, it does remind me of a little bit of a stack of plates about to slide off of the table....As to the school of music, I'd rather see a less elaborate lobby and get an orchestra pit and a more complete stage space which I understand was a budget casualty.

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