Tech 2000

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Tech 2000

This page shows a few photos from the Brooklyn Technical High School homecoming on April 15, 2000.  The event was well attended, and we even had a fellow there who graduated Tech in 1930!!

I graduated in 1970, the last graduating class when it was an all boy school (girls were admitted in '71, it's now about 1/2 girls.).

This was the first time in 30 years that I'd been back to the building.  It was an odd feeling sitting in the 3,000 seat auditorium, and flashing back to the orientation session in that room in 1966.

Tech was and is a remarkable school.  It is one of a handful of specialized schools that draw from all over the city.  You need to take a test to be admitted (currently over 20,000 students take the test for it each year with about 1,500 freshmen admitted).

I'll be expanding this page when I get a chance... with some links to other Tech related sites.

For now, you can check out the Alumni Association.

I grabbed a few photos during the visit... but mostly spent time showing Lauren and the boys around this rather unique building... and reminiscing.

A note to tech alumni visiting this site: If you click on the photo, a larger image will be displayed, which you can then save to your own computer (typically by right clicking on the larger image and choosing save picture).

Here are the gents representing the class of 1970.  For some reason the photographer for the alumni association couldn't get his camera working correctly, so Lauren grabbed this shot with the digital camera.  If you're in the photo, download a copy of the picture!

Part of the fundraising was an auction... among the items sold was this giant slide rule.... it went for $4,600

The foundry had been disassembled and retired a few months earlier.  I still remember the dirt floors on this room on the 7th floor.

More ex-foundry

Yet another view.

The school store.

A woodworking shop, I think I took "pattern making" in this room as a freshman.

A diploma from Tech required 4 years of drafting and 4 years of shop in addition to a full academic diploma.

The library.

One of the chemistry prep rooms.

Every freshman was required to make their own toolbits for the engine lathes.

It's been over 30 years since I've used a "knurling" tool seen on the left.

The head and tail stock of one of the few remaining engine lathes in the school.  This one was in a room we used to call the "belt jungle"... where the early machines were driven by leather belts that ran up to pulleys and shafts in the ceiling.


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