The blog isn't particularly clear on their purpose or source, but it appears to be the project of an architecture student at NDSU. Pushing Fargo Forward is a blog theorizing expansion of the NDSU downtown campus, spreading out around the newly-dedicated Barry Hall and architecture home Klai Hall, north to the railroad tracks and a little south, enveloping the Sons of Norway. One thing I've noted: on their designs Barry Hall is missing the auditorium, which makes the north half of the block quite narrow, and the scale seems a bit off overall. And where's the statue of Rollo? It's an innovative study in redeveloping the crumbling western end of downtown that often gets overlooked by the Broadway-centric view of the city center. To the west of Barry Hall is a huge parking lot, owned by NDSU (it came with the building) - fill that in, too, Mr. Architecture Student, rather than taking over residential housing north of the post office, who would be revitalized by the new blood in the neighborhood: I'm behind any downtown project that reclaims those mostly-empty parking lots.
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