Towson University's new $11 million gateway off Towsontown Boulevard is nearly complete, and those involved with the project say it's a key element in setting the campus identity.
Kevin King, architect for Ayers Saint Gross, said in 2003 that visitors make a decision about a college campus within three minutes of walking across its threshold.
At the time, King was the point man from the consulting firm that Towson University had hired to come up with a master plan.
The problem for Towson University back then was that nobody knew where that threshold was.
"People don't know when they are on or off the campus," said Jack Nye, who was then TU's director of...