Where computers to go die

In the center of the science center lies an open-air shaft. You can’t get in through the outside, but it is easily accessible from within the building.

The shaft lies next to a little-used stairwell, which leads to a door without a handle by Lawn Avenue.

The only way into the stairwell is via the shaft. The best way to do this is to ride the elevators to a floor, any floor, and wander around until you find the door to a grated-in alcove. Each alcove has two doors; The other leads to the stairwell.

This stairwell has the interesting distinction of being heavily graffitied–But mostly with chalk. If you go to the bottom of the shaft via the 2nd floor, you can find chalk scattered on the ground.

Looking up:


The stairwell extends through the entire building. At the top (by the penthouse) you see this:


Immediately to the right of the big W:


The view out the window:


Looking down. As you probably know, students like to drop shit down the shaft–Computers, televisions, etc, which the custodial staff HATES. It was relatively clean when I went today:


This is the locked hatch that leads to the roof. Note the obvious abuse the latch has taken:

“THIS SHOULD NOT BE LOCKED. WE ALL WANT
TO SEE THE SKY. FUCK THE ADMINISTRATION!”

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