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Mission Park Consists of 4 houses put together to form one huge ugly award-winning concrete monstrosity. The 4 houses are Armstrong, Pratt, Mills and Dennett. It looks like a dungeon (or parking garage, depending on whom you ask) from the inside, a cinder block from the outside, and (reportedly) a phoenix from above. However, since the Summer 2003 renovations, it's extremely nice on the inside, featuring large, well furnished lounges for every four hallways, and general lounges on the ground floor with two televisions, two pool tables, and an old but still awesome foosball table.
The complex's class make-up has changed over the years. When it was initially built in the early 1970's, it had a mix of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. From the 1980's to the present, the vast majority of Mission has been sophomore housing. Most students consider spending their sophomore year in Mission to be a good thing, as friends' and classmates' closeness makes socialization with new and old friends easier this year than any other.
It is interesting to note that an aerial view of Mission shows it to be shaped somewhat like an eagle, with its wings spread, well...eagle. Many don't see this when looking at satellite images of Mission Park, but if you look hard enough, you can at least imagine it. Whether the architects did indeed intend this, or whether it is an urban legend is unknown to me. Perhaps an editor who knows for sure can clean this up.
There is a nursing home called "Colonial Manor" in Wausau, WI that has almost the exact-same spider-like layout of Mission, except it only has one floor; multiple floors would be cruel to the wheelchair-bound denizens.