Thursday, February 08, 2024

Our Ugly Architecture

 You get used to the ugly architecture that afflicts so much of American life: schools that look like prisons, post offices that resemble something out of the Gulag, high rises that have only one merit: height.

The main library in Phoenix looks like a giant air conditioning unit.

There were people who applauded it.

How often do you see architecture that inspires or uplifts?


Jean said...

Sippican Cottage is doing some wise dissertations re architecture. Excellent reading.

Michael Wade said...


Thanks! I'll check it out.