A few months ago we had food for thought because of the business buzz words so proudly unfurled. Now that the wrapping is mostly gone, here is the end result: UGLY! It looks like the packing crate that the Fox Plaza came in. The signs were pretty, not true, but pretty. The building, appropriate in being diagonally located from the ever hideous visual disfigurement called the FOX PLAZA, is equally dreadful. What law proclaims that modern/new buildings must adhere to some standard of ugliness? This building is ugly. It is cold, not a shred of appeal. No wonder Americans turn to drugs. You almost have to have them to get past the horror of the jungle of glass, steel, concrete; no relief in sight. This is one area where my good friend Prince Charles is spot on: Modern buildings by & largely hold no visual appeal. They just get drearier with each passing decade. We have gone backwards just to make buildings taller. Something very special from a visual perspective got lot in this process.
Seems that being authentic is being plugged as one of the turn of THIS Century’s buzz words, along with being local & supporting culture here. How can we not believe this when it’s in print & hanging on banners tied to chain link fences?
These words are food for ponder, but are they authentic for thought?