Sunday, March 1, 2015

Check out the big chairs on campus

Temple University installed new super-sized Adirondack chairs on campus over spring break.

Check out the big chairs on campus

Check out the big chairs on campus.

Temple University students returning from spring break this week are being greeted by two large Adirondack chairs – one white and one cherry red – in front of Paley Library, just east of north 13th Street, between Norris and Montgomery.

The sturdy chairs are big enough to fit four people, a university spokesman said.

The idea came from the son of Jim Creedon, the university’s vice president for construction facilities and operations. It follows a practice at the university over the last couple years of displaying colorful regular sized Adirondack chairs on campus.

Over the last few weeks, university carpenter Tony “The Hat” Molinari built and painted he super-sized chairs. Each is graced with a Temple T and the twitter hashtag #TUbigchairs.

“The hope,” said university spokesman Hillel Hoffman, is that students will “take pictures, tag them, find them and follow along as others do the same.”

Here's a photo.

Susan Snyder
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