FAST-ZOO? I know its cute but…

FAST-NU, Lahore is a renowned name in the advancement of Science and Technology and has become the hallmark of excellence in academic arena, domestic market and international community. Just to keep you updated with the latest development going on in FAST-NU Lahore campus. Hope you all like the change. :)

fast-zoo1.jpg
[Source: Sheraz Arshad.]
… May be they are some of the sculptures that FAST’s Art ‘n’ Design Society have come up with. However, I know its cute but what do you guys say? Does it go with the environment of an institute like FAST? Would you expect such a thing in LUMS?

Some history: When this Lahore campus was built, they also built the white marble dome in the center.

The sifarshi contractor/architect was so imcompetent that the dome was almost invisible from a certain distance on top of the building. Hence, it was disproportionately smaller than the rest of the building. They realized their blunder and asked the builder to make it bigger one instead. And thats how a bigger dome was constructed on top of the first dome. Then they realized that it was too big and had to be compensated around with 4 smaller domes. :) fast-zoo2.jpg
[Source: Sheraz Arshad.]

This is a true story that Fastians have lived day-in day-out. Mr. Nauman Sheikh of FAST’s 92 Batch explains more, that: At that time, the issue with Punjab University affiliation was going on and being their 1st batch, graduates had no degree at all that could be accepted. But the administration was busy trying to build supersonic, soundproof and aerodynamic domes.

        http://lahore.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/fast-dome1-thumb.jpg        http://lahore.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/07/fast-dome2-thumb.jpg

The alligator and the funny looking red creature (may be an elephant) appear to be a similar attempt. There is something seriously wrong with someone who defines the priorities of an educational institute to these guys? :) – But yes, they are cute – I must admit! :)

9 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    Lol … interesting tales …!

    Maybe this cute alligator is just there to add some flavor and COLOR to the otherwise dusty look of the building.

    (I’m a die-hard fan of bricks but for Lahore – dust and humid makes it look dull)


  2. Harris (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 1:41 am

    so uni is not going to be same as i left it after exams….

    and for pineApple, the building itself is not dusty… its really brick-red and well-maintained… (yeah yeah.. atleast the building if not the university..)


  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    Creative design, but not the right place to implement.

    These cuty-bins are more suitable for public parks (they badly need’em), walkways and playgrounds :)

    and, great catch Opee!


  4. Opee (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 2:02 am

    @Harris: Are you currently studying in FAST? Which batch 04, 05, 06?


  5. Opee (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    Thanks Hassan, but the pics were not taking by me. But yup, it gave me a wierd idea to write something about it. Like, cuty bins @ Fast – wierd enuff! :)


  6. >man!< (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 2:48 am

    quite informative…

    and hassan is right..
    these type of bins must be in Public Parks.


  7. Harris (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 3:05 am

    hmm can somebody tell them…. its a university, not a kindergarten!!!


  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 4:11 am

    It added brightness in the environment there…..funny idea…good for a change.


  9. V (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 4:20 am

    They look absolutely hideous and out-of-place IMO. Never seen such a thing in LUMS. Sometime back, they had placed separate bins for Organic, Paper, Glass etc. waste but they soon went out of fashion :)



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