9.16.2005

Is anyone afraid of heights?



So, this is a picture of my Professor for Structures standing on the ledge of a New York City Co-op apartment house. As you might be able to see, my classmates are safely behind a railing. This week we took a field trip to this building (my Professor's firm is restoring it) to get our first experience climbing on scaffolding. Now, in NYC you have to go to the roof and climb down onto the scaffolding from a ladder, as opposed to some systems where you use a set of stairs to climb up the scaffolding. For me the ladder was the scariest part. I do not really have a fear of heights, my actual fear is that I will fall to my death. So overall, the experience was exciting, and lots of fun! Did I mention that it is so awesome to actually be studying my true passion! Historic Preservation is where its at! (to quote Beck). I am enjoying all of my classes, but we have been loaded down with lots of readings and essays, not to mention next week we have our first studio project due. My only complaint is that I do not have a lot of free time to explore the City and go to all the great events and museums that I keep hearing about. But I think that will come in time. And if I get an intership here over the summer, I will have more time to be adventurous, if I can only wait until then. You think that I would be used to having no free time after five years in architecture school, but I think that it is harder to deal with in a city like New York. Until next time...

*Ciao

3 comments:

Rosemary said...

This is a great post--what an exciting field trip! Love the photo!

Anonymous said...

Hey Allison. I was just reading through your blog. New York sounds so fun! I saw that you work at the library there. The daughter of one of my managers at work has a job at the library at Columbia. Her last name is Smith, first name Courtney or something with a C. If you ever come across her, she's from Lubbock. It would be kind of a connection to home! Well, good luck with all your classes!
Lib :)

sarah said...

This post really made me smile. I'm so happy for you that you're already getting some hands-on time studying your true passion!