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Old 05-06-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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Only problem is finding someone to pay for it.
Isn't that true for everything related to transportation and urban planning? Even routine maintenance carries a certain cost.

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Driven past this ever since I was a young child, first a passenger, later as a driver. Thought it must be a horrible place to go to school.
What would be so horrible about it? I've never been bothered by road noise when inside a building, and I imagine in this place it would be noticeable but not bothersome, depending on how insulated they are. Besides, it should be interesting for them watching the cars going by on the expressway. It might even get them thinking about urban planning .

Honestly, I'd be more concerned about all those window air conditioners than a bit of background noise. Why can't they get a central air conditioning system? The beginning and ending of the school year there is certainly hot enough; the only thing that's probably lacking is foresight and money, though lack of funds hasn't stopped them from purchasing dozens of smaller units .
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What would be so horrible about it? I've never been bothered by road noise when inside a building, and I imagine in this place it would be noticeable but not bothersome, depending on how insulated they are. Besides, it should be interesting for them watching the cars going by on the expressway. It might even get them thinking about urban planning .
Just seemed like an visually unappealing location IMO. I guess I'm more bothered by road noise than you. I'm guessing they wouldn't open the windows there so the noise won't be too bad. There'd be increased air pollution as well.

Checking, it was one of the better high schools in The Bronx.

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Honestly, I'd be more concerned about all those window air conditioners than a bit of background noise. Why can't they get a central air conditioning system? The beginning and ending of the school year there is certainly hot enough; the only thing that's probably lacking is foresight and money, though lack of funds hasn't stopped them from purchasing dozens of smaller units .
Few if any schools in NY state have central A/C. It would require retrofitting. My high school didn't have window A/C s except in a couple of rooms.
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