Every time I walk by the construction site for the new School of Business building at KU, I get the feeling I’ve seen this structure somewhere before.
Sometimes, I think it looks like a World War II landing craft.
Other times, I’m sure it’s something from a science fiction movie.
After talking with my teenage sons, I think I’ve figured it out: The new building looks like a Sandcrawler from “Star Wars.”
I’m not the first to see science fiction shapes in modern buildings. Someone in the U.K. spotted a Sandcrawler turned into a library. And in Singapore, George Lucas created a production complex that is intended to look like a Sandcrawler.
I don’t know whether the architects for the business school had a Sandcrawler in mind when they created their design. I do feel comforted by figuring out what I’ve been seeing, though.
Question is, will the Force be with me, or should I start looking over my shoulder for Jawas?