New College dormatories, Sarasota, FL – 1969 by ElectroSpark on Flickr.
Another view of the IM Pei dorms at New College, showing one of the North-facing “Suicide Balconies”.
There were 9 rooms which had been designed for balconies that were partially completed when the school ran out of money to finish the building. The 2nd-floor rooms already had sliding-glass doors installed in them, but there was no money to either build balconies, or replace the sliding doors with a wall + windows. So a rudimentary railing was built, and the rooms were left with sliding doors that opened into empty space.