Thanks for the comments, Mimi
It's true they don't make them like this anymore. More attention goes to electronics than aesthetics. Which is nice in a way but it sure is nice to be able to be in an aesthetically pleasing setting, also. In fact the addition to this from about 20 years ago is very ugly yet functional. At least they hid it in a trench so it doesn't block any views. The new buildings on our north campus are great for computers, too, but not exactly attractive either. I jokingly call the north campus a "technological terror park" even though I live up there and often use the facilities. Except for the library up there which they have tucked into an unfriendly basement so the upper areas can be devoted to electronic resources.