Monday, January 09, 2006

College of Business Administration (CBA)

Welcome to the College of Business Administration's Rooftop.
The first actual rooftop in the series, the CBA's sole building ends on its 6th floor. The building itself is closed to students, faculty, and staff of the university, and an ID is solicited upon entrance.

Kudos to my friend Louie who came with me as we climbed the flights of stairs. What did we see from up here? The machine-gun-esque statue that allegedly is "The Supply and Demand" "The Spirit of Business" (thanks Tet for the correction! haha) representation, aerial view.

I just realised how perfectly manicured the CBA front garden is. Nonetheless, aside from the rusting metal tubing that "guards" people from the concrete edge of the building, there were four mini towers on the rooftop. Two of them are the ones that lead to the staircase. The other two looked like this:

Inside were used, classroom furniture piled up in one corner. Note on the right hand side of the picture. This was the side where a student (college and major unknown) killed him/herself. According to Kuya Berdy, it happened one morning in the mid-90s. That's the reason why most, if not all, rooftops in the University are locked, and I just got particularly lucky that there was on-going construction on the 5th floor that required the rooftop to be open.

Whoever it is who chose BA as his or her final resting place, I hope that person marvelled at the beauty of the view from up here (although if you're suicidal, marvelling beauty is probably the least of your priorities).

*view from the south-side of the building, featuring the Manila Waters company's main site.


At 9/1/06 23:25, Blogger drakulita said...

Scary. :(

This post gives me goosebumps. I remember the story about the student who...

At 10/1/06 19:49, Blogger sweetmisery said...

cba "garden" reminds us of greenbelt! :P


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