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This is bad news for the families effected by this closing, but this could be very big news news for the University of Louisville as the campus continues to be transformed before our very eyes.
All jobs will be eliminated at a Louisville plant owned by DuPont because it is closing at the end of the year.
I know they're considered an eyesore, but for some reason, I kinda like the silos. I wouldn't mind if they left them standing and built around them. Kind of like the train tracks going through campus... just adds character.
But, I wouldn't be against tearing them down either.
Agree...I am used to driving home and seeing them...it's almost a shame if they tear them down...although...
This will create a lot of room for much needed dorms, retail,etc in that part of campus. Really going to look good once that is built up along with the KY trailer site.
TJ has stated that he would like to have that property and build a new arena there if Louisville brings a NBA team to town. If the city breaks our contract at the YUM, TJ should make them pay damages and use the money to go toward getting the property and building a new arena. They may be able to build around the silos since they are kind of a landmark.
I imagine that plant will stand there awhile. Its an industrial site. The soil is probably contaminated, as most industrial sites are. There would have to be negotiations on who pays for the clean up and such.
Brownfield legislation should cover that just like the PJCS site.
You've got to be joking right??? I guess you miss the trains and rock salt where the riverfront park now sits too and you miss the Lg&E brick power plant/antenna where the KFC Yum! Ctr sits? LOL.
Thought that I saw something about Univ Louisville suing CSX over some of those brownfield regs associated with PJCS. Is that still on-going or now settled?
Well, neither of which have anything to do with our campus. Yes, the silos are an eyesore, as I said I'm not against tearing them down. We're an urban university, and we've always embraced that. But I'm all for beautifying our campus.
So, Mr. Jurich.... tear down those silos!
This post was edited by UofLCards81 18 months ago
Knock them down and open the view to our campus from I65. They are ugly and block much of the view of our sports complexes and campus. Make it beautiful!!!!!!
I'm not familiar with the law suit, but the brownfield legislation says that the state will foot the clean up bill (or most of it). Although I do remember something about there being more contamination than expected at CSX so anything is possible.
I hoped from the get go when UL got a new arena it would be in the "corridor" that has Churchill Downs, Papa Johns Stadium and Jim Patterson Stadium.
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I have a random question, what are the chances that if a new arena needs to be built, that it is as nice as the Yum center? I know TJ wouldn't go the cheap route, but the Yum center is the best in college right now. A lot has to change for that to happen, but it's not entirely out of the question.
I don't think quality would be a problem although the price would likely be much less since we wouldn't have to deal with LG&E's mess, downtown property pricing or the whole waterfront/river issue for construction.
This isn't exactly breaking news. U of L has known Solae was closing for a long time now and have already acquired the property. The silos are definitely coming down. The campus master plan has a park on the silo sites for the immediate future, and if the NBA thing ever becomes a reality then that is where an on campus arena would be built.
In my opinion, I believe that is a real possibility. While I love the Yum Center, I would not be opposed to a new basketball facility at that locale. Would complete that area veeeeeery nicely.
I'm really interested to see just how you raze a structure like the silos so close to the interstate. Would it be some sort of implosion? You can't just take a wrecking ball to a 15-story reinforced concrete silo. They would have to close I-65 during the implosion if they went that route.
The old Ralston Purina plant wasn't they responsible for the sewer explosion in 1981.
I would like the Silos to stay there if they are updated to look nice and modern
Oh, no, where will we hang our UofL banners now and oh, how I will miss the smell of sweet, sweet smell of cow and dog feed as I pass the silos on I-65 hurrying for a class early in the morning many years ago. Oh, the memories.
I know.....I know......calm down......I know the new on-campus basketball arena is going there when TJ gets fed up with the dysfunctional politicians and the YUM arena. Maybe. We will see.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by DaVille 18 months ago
The idea of the NBA coming to Louisville is a pipe dream. Anybody that really thinks this community is going to be able to support a third arena needs to have their head examined. UofL will most likely put new athletic dorms on that corner.
This post was edited by FootballFan1st 18 months ago
Their demo will be a landmark step forward for UofL's development. TJ and CCS have both recently spoken of how they want the view from I-65 to scream WOW!. Now it can happen.
Great time to be a Cardinal, and getting better!
That's the point, if the city wants to buy out UofL from their YUM! contract that will free up the university to build its own arena where they will get to keep all of the revenue that they generate and it will be competition for the YUM! for concerts and other big events. Then in 5 to 10 years when the NBA team owner moves the team some where else the city of Louisville will be SLO with no chance of paying the bills.
Knock the whole place down. I went to Speed in the early 80s, and there were days when that place stunk up everything south of the parkway. I don't know what feed was on the line those days, but it wasn't cool at all.
Where will the funding come from for ANOTHER new arena??!!!
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