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Cornell’s new library exposes
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Posted By: Ribicon, 11/16/2019 1:15:00 AM

At this library, it’s the patrons that get browsed. The sleek new library at Cornell University has a design flaw that allows people to see up the skirts of anyone browsing for books, students and reports say. The state-of-the-art building—which took more than $21 million to build over five years—features elevated platforms with see-through grated floors that put visitors on full view as people pass below, the students say. “I wore a dress and felt bad about it, discriminated against, like the space wasn’t meant for me,” student Nicole Nomura, 28, told The Post.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 11/16/2019 1:32:56 AM (No. 236379)
Cornell's war against women.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 11/16/2019 1:35:48 AM (No. 236380)
Scots vow to go commando in protest.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 11/16/2019 3:05:40 AM (No. 236412)
If they have to "climb up" seems like handicapped visitors have a problem. $21 million without a lot of thought huh?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 11/16/2019 6:23:02 AM (No. 236454)
Cant wait for the web site.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpop 11/16/2019 7:38:41 AM (No. 236479)
Grab a pair of pedal pushers from your moth-eaten wardrobe and try to not get triggered.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/16/2019 7:56:25 AM (No. 236488)
The place looks like a prison in the photos. It would have been a lot less expensive for Cornell to just buy some mirrors for the top of the architect's shoes.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: chillijilli 11/16/2019 8:18:15 AM (No. 236504)
Oh my. This does not speak well for Cornell's architectural control committee who must've approved the design or the out-of-touch architect they hired. Don't they know that real women, fake women (who identify and wear a skirt), cross-dressers and burkha-ed women all need safe spaces and friendly floors at Cornell? And to think that when I grew up, the onus was placed directly on us---innocent 1st grade girls who were sternly warned by faculty to never wear patent leather shoes because they reflect your underpants. I'm having a hard time here trying to decide which is/was worse.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hieronymus 11/16/2019 9:35:23 AM (No. 236586)
Not to mention the safety hazard for women wearing heels. A lawsuit from a woman knocked off her feet when her heel lodges in one of those grids will force reconsideration of this architect's "airy, open design" pronto.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/16/2019 9:38:15 AM (No. 236589)
Students mostly never went to the library when I was in school. Avoided at all costs.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/16/2019 2:23:05 PM (No. 236818)
#6 is correct. Looks like a prison.
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