25 July 2008

Thom Mayne's Federal Building

"I'm beginning to think that an iconoclast like Mayne may not be the best architect for a public project."

Witold Rybczynski has posted a compelling slideshow on Slate about Thom Mayne's new Federal Building in San Francisco. At first it seems straightforward (which ain't bad by itself), but then skillfully adds a nice twist at the end when he compares it to a building that is a century older.
(The photos is pretty awful because it was taken on a disposable camera on a gray day, but it will have to do)

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