Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gray Is Bustin' Out All Over

Woo. Hoo. These photos are typical of how the city 
has looked this week, either gray and damp,
or gray and cold. Looking south from the corner
of Ohio and Capitol Streets, one can see the facade of
the Simon Properties corporate headquarters.
It looks like it has a giant tuning fork stuck on its front.
When it was being erected, one critic remarked that
the Simon family could have afforded the services of an
architect who would design a creative landmark,
instead giving us more of the same pre-fab concrete,
granite, and limestone facades that make up the
rest of the downtown offices.
Take a look towards the east, along Ohio Street,
and one can see the same ol'-sameol'
with little variation in color or width of stripes.
It must be one of the classes in basic architecture -
Stripes: Glass and Granite 101.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Gray skies seem the norm this time of year.

Architects: every once in awhile they get the building just right... but so often that seems to be the exception instead of the rule.