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U of L's plan to demolish old Solae silos moves forward

Posted: 6/18/2014 3:15 PM

U of L's plan to demolish old Solae silos moves forward 


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Posted: 6/18/2014 3:29 PM

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I was all for this....until I saw the picture of Babe Ruth with the silos in the background. Kind of made me sad to think about them coming down.

But only for a second.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 5:15 PM

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GoCardz wrote: I was all for this....until I saw the picture of Babe Ruth with the silos in the background. Kind of made me sad to think about them coming down.

But only for a second.

Was going to say. If you saw a pic of Babe Ruth in front of a garbage can you wouldn't mind its loss for a second. It should really improve the view with those being gone.
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Posted: 6/18/2014 5:16 PM

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The Soccer Stadium is amazing looking, for the couple seconds I saw it. TEAR THEM DOWN!!!

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Posted: 6/18/2014 7:14 PM

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There is a GOD biggrinbiggrin



"We are on a collision course with a National Championship....the only variable is time."  

Schnellenberger-  1985

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Posted: 6/18/2014 11:42 PM

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I noticed the banners gone last week and wondered if that meant we were getting close to the tear down date. Glad to hear it but at the moment with them bare, I miss the banners spelling out UL and our great college sports town.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 1:37 AM

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Great move. The view from 65 will be fantastic. Just envision the panorama from the football stadium to the soccer field.

C A R D S GO CARDS GO!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 6/19/2014 3:54 AM

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For everything there is a season ... turn, turn, turn.



I still remember the smell! about as bad as kenSucky football
Do you hear it?  I can hear chanting ... "ACC, ACC"

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Posted: 6/19/2014 7:32 AM

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On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 11:25 AM

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You have to be kidding!  There is nothing and I mean nothing sad about the Ralston Silos being demolished.  They are far and away the biggest eyesore on the University of Louisville Campus.  They hold no architectural value, nor do they have any traditional significance other than U of L trying to mask them with a Band-Aid solution of banners (billboards) for the better part of a decade or so. 

I will most certainly not miss the sight of these ugly monstrosities while traveling along I-65.  Sightlines and vistas of the growing campus will be amazing and I am looking forward to all the progress. 
UofLCards81 wrote: On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 11:45 AM

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Agree....liking old things that have some type of cool architectural element, then ok. Liking something that doesn't fit, isn't productive, is in the way, just for the fact that they are old....that's a HUGE part of any problem in Louisville


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You have to be kidding!  There is nothing and I mean nothing sad about the Ralston Silos being demolished.  They are far and away the biggest eyesore on the University of Louisville Campus.  They hold no architectural value, nor do they have any traditional significance other than U of L trying to mask them with a Band-Aid solution of banners (billboards) for the better part of a decade or so. 

I will most certainly not miss the sight of these ugly monstrosities while traveling along I-65.  Sightlines and vistas of the growing campus will be amazing and I am looking forward to all the progress. 
UofLCards81 wrote: On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.


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Posted: 6/19/2014 12:36 PM

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Double Agree!!!!^^^^^^^^


Those things were HIDEOUS!!redface
FLossY out....
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Posted: 6/19/2014 12:40 PM

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Nope, not kidding.  My opinion.  Read the second half of my post.  I said they're an eyesore. 
CARDINALSFOOTBALL wrote: You have to be kidding!  There is nothing and I mean nothing sad about the Ralston Silos being demolished.  They are far and away the biggest eyesore on the University of Louisville Campus.  They hold no architectural value, nor do they have any traditional significance other than U of L trying to mask them with a Band-Aid solution of banners (billboards) for the better part of a decade or so. 

I will most certainly not miss the sight of these ugly monstrosities while traveling along I-65.  Sightlines and vistas of the growing campus will be amazing and I am looking forward to all the progress. 
UofLCards81 wrote: On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 1:37 PM

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Amen
CARDINALSFOOTBALL wrote: You have to be kidding!  There is nothing and I mean nothing sad about the Ralston Silos being demolished.  They are far and away the biggest eyesore on the University of Louisville Campus.  They hold no architectural value, nor do they have any traditional significance other than U of L trying to mask them with a Band-Aid solution of banners (billboards) for the better part of a decade or so. 

I will most certainly not miss the sight of these ugly monstrosities while traveling along I-65.  Sightlines and vistas of the growing campus will be amazing and I am looking forward to all the progress. 
UofLCards81 wrote: On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 8:02 PM

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The pungent smell of soybeans used to keep me awake and sharp in class at Speed.  I owe my cum laude to those silos.
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Posted: 6/19/2014 10:48 PM

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Exactly, CARDINALSFOOTBALL, why anyone would care anything about those ugly silos is beyond me. Tear those POS now!



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You have to be kidding!  There is nothing and I mean nothing sad about the Ralston Silos being demolished.  They are far and away the biggest eyesore on the University of Louisville Campus.  They hold no architectural value, nor do they have any traditional significance other than U of L trying to mask them with a Band-Aid solution of banners (billboards) for the better part of a decade or so. 

I will most certainly not miss the sight of these ugly monstrosities while traveling along I-65.  Sightlines and vistas of the growing campus will be amazing and I am looking forward to all the progress. 
UofLCards81 wrote: On the news this morning, they stated a school official said the silos would be torn down "in a matter of weeks".

I'm sort of sad to see them go, but only because they've always been there and I hate tearing down old structures. However, they're an eyesore and I'm excited about the possibilities and new visability it brings to UofL.


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Posted: 6/20/2014 3:25 AM

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So how long/soon do they start building there? I've heard that if the city of Louisville/Yum Center do bring a NBA team and that UL wouldn't be the number 1 priority at the Yum, that UL would build a on-campus arena where the silos are.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 5:43 AM

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The NBA will not being coming to Louisville anytime soon. What exactly would the point be? Those that buy tickets don't want it. We had a recent informal discussion at a GLI meeting and those in attendance agreed that the support from the business community just isn't there. UK fans need to find something else to whine about. UofL will be playing in the Yum for a long, long time.
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So how long/soon do they start building there? I've heard that if the city of Louisville/Yum Center do bring a NBA team and that UL wouldn't be the number 1 priority at the Yum, that UL would build a on-campus arena where the silos are.

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Posted: 6/20/2014 7:46 AM

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you heard wrong and probably shouldn't listen to those people again

They will raze it, remove it and put down either gravel or a temp asphalt parking lot for a few years.  Eventually it will be school related buildings, not planned for athletics.  
ulguy99 wrote: So how long/soon do they start building there? I've heard that if the city of Louisville/Yum Center do bring a NBA team and that UL wouldn't be the number 1 priority at the Yum, that UL would build a on-campus arena where the silos are.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 9:23 AM

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UofL is doing another huge service to the city as a side benefit while we expand the campus. Those silos have been a blight on the whole landscape of the city as people drive down I-66. They make the city look like a slum. I could not believe UofL put those lipstick on a pig banners on that thing for so many years.

How anyone has sentimental memories of that dump is amazing to me. My only vivid memory is when Ralston dumped toxic waste in the drain and blew up half of the central avenue area. They can't bring them down fast enough IMO.
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