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Dean Dome designer dies at 80

More than 20 years ago when Joe Hakan designed the UNC-Chapel Hill basketball arena, he snuck the seats in to ensure that he and his wife would always have a spot to watch his beloved Tar Heels. Joe Hakan's seat will sit empty now. The engineer and developer -- a Carolina fan despite an engineering degree from Duke -- died Tuesday at age 80. (Raleigh News & Observer)


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