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Frok
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It would seem that this way is much cleaner. Plus its so close to Kyle Field that an implosion would probably be much more expensive.

TexMex Redass 03
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man... 99-04.. my g/f's and I would walk up to the second floor...


sneak into the womens restroom and get a quickie in before every home game i went to...

great memories of that place..


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man... 99-04.. my g/f's and I would walk up to the second floor...


sneak into the womens restroom and get a quickie in before every home game i went to...

great memories of that place..


Your gfs did that with me too. Great times


BillOnCapitolHill
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Why don't they just implode the thing instead of tearing it apart piece by piece?

Too close to Kyle?


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man... 99-04.. my g/f's and I would walk up to the second floor...


sneak into the womens restroom and get a quickie in before every home game i went to...

great memories of that place..


Your gfs did that with me too. Great times


Ain't No Fun If The Homies Can't Have None


Tree Hugger
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cheaper to rip it down than to go through the process of engineering an implosion

Worm01
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Yeah, it's not a big enough facility to warrant the cost of an implosion versus just knocking it down with heavy equipment. Reunion Arena in Dallas was taken down the same way.

buzzardb267
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I sent AA an e-mail asking about souvenirs besides the scoreboard, signage, logos from the floor, and other stuff they have already sold. As with the last two e-mails I sent them, I never received a reply. I was asking on behalf of a friend who knows an old Ag that graduated from there and had two kids graduate from there. He just wanted some small momento. I think AA mentioned in some press release that they would try and sell bricks. I would buy one.

03_Aggie
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Buzzard- what is your email address if you don't mind posting it?

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quote:
Why don't they just implode the thing instead of tearing it apart piece by piece?

quote:
cheaper to rip it down than to go through the process of engineering an implosion


Actually, the thing was loaded with asbestos. They abated as much as they could find before they started tearing down the exterior walls, but odds are they'll find more as they continue to demolish - which they'll have to abate properly. It's not a "simple" project.


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Pretty quick work for a day.....


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nm

[This message has been edited by buzzardb267 (edited 8/19/2013 5:50p).]


03_Aggie
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Got it

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SOMEONE SAVE ME SOME BRICKS!!

TxAggieGal
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If someone finds a way to get bricks, please let us know. Definitely want some, if at all possible!

buzzardb267
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I saw where someone was offering $25 for someone to snag him one. I would be afraid mine would have some poor deceased Aggie's name on and be pried out of a memorial walk somewhere.

Tobias Funke
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Kyle is going to look so pretty without Rollie in front of it. Can't wait

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Kyle is going to look so pretty without Rollie in front of it. Can't wait


Yep


TexAgBuilder
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Its sad to see G. Rollie come down but as a construction management student I find the whole demo operation to be very interesting.

geno
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Aaahhhh good times, remember the good times



Irish_Man
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Wasn't G. Rollie a wealthy rancher from west Texas?

CowtownAg80
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Damn it.


Killer-K 89
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Yes he was. And a great Aggie and a hell of a man too.

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The Wall

bobbyb0322
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http://www.usbiographies.org/texas/mcculloch/whitegrollie.html

rangelady
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G. Rollie White was from Brady, TX. G. Rollie White Downs hosted a heck of a horse race meet and the Labor Day Goat cook off in the 80's. Husband and I came to A&M from Montana in January 1982 for grad school. A friend of ours came at same time to manage a ranch outside of Brady....owners had MT and TX family. Anyway....we spent every holiday from Valentine's Day to Thanksgiving out there......friend got to stay in a grand old home in Brady the family owned.....the G. Rollie White House........we stayed there many times.....cooked my first Thanksgiving turkey there in the G. Rollie White kitchen!

Saw lots of good concerts: Red Skelton, Alabama, Buffet at G. Rollie. Would love to have a brick.


Irish_Man
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Thanks.

I just hope they take the palm trees too


Irish_Man
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Where is g. Rollie white dorm? Is it even still around? The article mentioned it, but I can't remember it being around.

buzzardb267
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And what about these guys? I remember an impromptu yell practice on the quad when this happened....



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Where is g. Rollie white dorm? Is it even still around? The article mentioned it, but I can't remember it being around.


I believe you're thinking of Byrd E White Hall, aka Dorm 10. Lived there for three years. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Byrd E was G Rollie's brother.


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Completion of 13 dormitories named for ROBERT W. BRIGGS 17, CHARLES P. FOUNTAIN, CHARLES S. GAINER (1890), HENRY HILL HARRINGTON, JOSEPH CLIFTON HOTARD, EDWIN J. KIEST, WALTER G. LACY (1895), LOUIS LOWRY MCINNIS (1895), HENRY C. SCHUMACHER (1892), DAVID WENDELL SPENCE, JOSEPH UTAY 08, BYRD E. WHITE AND GEORGE ROLLIE WHITE (1895) and the dining hall named for WILLIAM ADAM DUNCAN. Total cost $2,000,000. (The names of Schumacher, McInnis and G.R. White Halls were changed in 1969 to honor Medal of Honor winners TURNEY W. LEONARD 42, WILLIAM GEORGE HARRELL 43 AND ELI LAMAR WHITELEY 41.) Dorms air-conditioned in 1968, $2,230,000. Bakery added to Dining Hall in 1978, $1,359,000. Dining Hall improvements, 1988, $4,105,760. Dormitory renovations, 1988-1990, $28,536,528. 1940 January 1. The Texas Aggie football team defeated Tulane 14-13 in the Sugar Bowl to win the national championship.

According to the Aggie Network website, there was a G Rollie White Hall constructed in 1939 in addition to Byrd E White. The name was changed to Eli Lamaar Whitley Hall in 1969.


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Ok that makes sense, I think. I think I remember Whitley hall

JustisWalkert
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After further research, the original G Rollie White Hall, now Whitley Hall, is Dorm 9.

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I'm down to go walking through that place tonight or tomorrow night. The place was creepy enough at night before the demo.

 
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