I didn’t go to UK. But even during my time at Transy and in the following years, I have spent a good amount of hours at the UK Student Center. Thus it is with a small degree of sadness that I saw the above picture of the UK Student Center being torn down today. It is of course part of a larger renovation project on campus that is paying massive dividends and totally changing the face of the University. If you haven’t been on campus in five years, a return now would see a completely different place of which you are not familiar. One of the last buildings to get the treatment was the Student Center as a new one is to be constructed that will be state of the art and a massive upgrade.
Still as these buildings go down, you can’t help but have a small amount of sadness. For me, most of the memories are associated with KSR (we did an early podcast, did a round of KSR writer interviews and have had a couple of remotes all there as well) but also a couple from the heady 96-98 basketball days. I am sure you have a number of them too, so take some time tonight and pour one out for the Student Center…it leaves us now to head to a better place and your days of ping pong, video games and seeing Stone Cold Willow are now just memories in your mind.
For more pictures of the demolition, click the Herald Leader collection here: