I have grave doubts whether the "musical chairs" that Norton proposed for Smith Hall is a feasible task within a timeframe
that would be useful to you.
I have renewed hope, however, about opening up a floor of the Tower Building, iff we can get the cooperation of Wayne Bardin
and the Pop'n Council group. To that end, I am actively working on a bundle of other incentives that might make it reasonable
to expect them to offer that cooperation. All this is a most delicate bit of diplomacy; and the worst constraints are 1) TIME
before your deadline, and 2) premature
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rumors of the tack we are taking.
I did want to reaffirm the seriousness of my pledge. I really think that space is the only serious problem: I am pretty sure
that we can put together quite an attractive package for you with respect to the other parameters if we can find an answer
to your real estate requirements in time.