Philadelphia’s Drexel University has often been disparaged for its appearance, most notably for the orange brick facades of many of its buildings.

Drexel’s main corridors are notable for the large collection of blandly institutional orange-brick buildings…Most date from the less-than-glorious architectural period of the ’60s and ’70s when the state Department of General Services funded and managed Drexel’s construction. Orange brick was cheaper than red.

So, how is Drexel to improve things? Apparently, with red paint, one brick at a time.

Painting Drexel, Brick By Brick
Look at his tiny roller!

Be sure to read to the end of the article to learn just how futile this task truly is.