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Post by DTLegend on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:50 pm

So more changes to campus. Looks pretty cool. I'm hoping they can learn some sweet songs.

http://www.up.edu/marketing/shownews.aspx?id=3646

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:57 pm

Remarked Father Beauchamp, “For years, the University has longed for an iconic campus symbol.
What, Merlo Field not iconic enough for you? Razz
(I kid).

Really, that looks pretty cool. I like that the top section matches that of the chapel.

Will it play the Victory March?
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Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:00 pm

It better play the fight song.... Thats all I have to say...
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Post by PilotNut on Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:22 pm

This is awesome; a great addition to campus.

Now we just some Mr. or Mrs. Money Bags alum to donate a big fountain of some sort (hmmm, maybe someone wealthy enough to have a boat named after themselves....) Wink

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Post by up7587 on Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:28 pm

Hmm. There was the Hunchback of Notre Dame; didn't he live in a bell tower? What about the Hunchgeezer?? I'm old!
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Post by DTLegend on Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:52 pm

i've seen the plans and in the very far future plans there is no st. mary's lounge and a semicircular sitting area with an open view of the willamette in all its glory, and a sweet view of downtown

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Post by Stonehouse on Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:26 am

I gotta be honest... this is the first time I've heard about this... it's so cool to be surprised by an announcement like this!

I think it's very cool and I definitely agree about the campus needing something iconic. Plus, it fits well with the school really trying to embrace and display it's "Catholicness", which I know it has been doing for years now.

And actually, I think there is a certain amount of charm having bells tolling noon and on Sundays stuff like that... when I was living in Europe I grew to really enjoy that. And it would definitely be cool if they did something like playing Christmas carols during December and things like that.

So yeah... all in all, I like it. It might seem a bit frivolous in some ways (as in, does the school really NEED a bell tower?) but I think having something iconic and memorable and that they can put on logos and postcards and things like that... I'm down with that for sure.
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Post by FANatic on Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:38 am

A really wonderful addition. I look forward to seeing it completed and hearing it, of course, as well.

It should be a shining light of dignity and pride for many years to come.
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Post by MesaPilot1 on Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:03 am

I have a bell tower roughly the same size down here in AZ. I am about a 1/2 mile away and it's great to hear the soothing sounds. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it. Very Happy
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Post by PilotDrummer on Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:31 pm

Hopefully they can ring it for soccer victories and the like, too. That could be fun...
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Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:27 pm

Haha as long as the neighbors don't complain!! Who wouldn't want to hear a bell tower version of "Pilots Score a Goal"???
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Post by Stonehouse on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:09 am

A new article just got posted in the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce. (Anyone ever heard of that? Me neither.) Anyway, not a bad article... has some good details:

http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail.htm/2008/10/08/University-of-Portland-gets-tower-New-bell-tower-is-a-symbolic-action-says-universitys-executive-vic

The one sad thing is that is said it won't have any public access to the top. I guess I kind of expected that, but I was hoping that there might be an observation deck that would overlook the mountain and the city.
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Post by Stonehouse on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:34 am

And the Beacon article:

http://media.www.upbeacon.net/media/storage/paper1193/news/2008/10/02/News/Bells.Are.Soon.To.Be.Chiming.On.Campus-3466658.shtml
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:34 pm

Stonehouse wrote:A new article just got posted in the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce. (Anyone ever heard of that? Me neither.) Anyway, not a bad article... has some good details:

http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail.htm/2008/10/08/University-of-Portland-gets-tower-New-bell-tower-is-a-symbolic-action-says-universitys-executive-vic

The one sad thing is that is said it won't have any public access to the top. I guess I kind of expected that, but I was hoping that there might be an observation deck that would overlook the mountain and the city.
The naysayers said the Chiles Center couldn't be climbed, either. Wink
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