The physics building is a large, angular, modern complex on the east side of the Boulder campus, segregated by the roadways and by design from the cluster of lovely or flagstone
structures that form the Mediterranean architectural core of the original university. The newer academic buildings surrounding Duane were, like Duane itself, looming, cast-concrete forms faced with just enough
flagstone and roofed with just enough red tile to play wink-wink homage to the Tuscan soul of the place.
I'd been aware of Duane for years; the tallest structure on campus, situated right
across Colorado Avenue from the Muenzinger Psychology Building, it was hard to miss.