Penn facilities make it convenient for students to exercise, plan a vacation, grab a bite to eat, play a game of pool, or simply round up a study group. Construction is constant on campus. The renovation of the high-rises, a new Hillel building, and a beautified Hill Field (soon to be called Hill Square) are the newest improvements on campus. The buildings range from ugly to collegiately beautiful. Huntsman Hall is one of the most technologically-advanced buildings in the world, while the music building is a dilapidated mess. There definitely is a range of quality in the facilities, but the newest and best-maintained buildings can be absolutely breathtaking.
Construction is a blessing and a curse on campus. If the building you live in is being worked on, the noise can be quite a headache, but construction is part of every city, and the finished product only contributes to the already impressive scenery. Again, the best facilities on campus (i.e., Pottruck Fitness Center, Huntsman Hall, and Houston Hall) beg little improvement while others need a facelift desperately. Perhaps eventually, every building will be updated satisfactorily, but until then, what these buildings lack in quality, the school tries to make up in quantity by providing more than enough to keep every student busy.