View Single Post
Old Posted Jan 6, 2014, 3:17 PM
hammersklavier's Avatar
hammersklavier hammersklavier is offline
Your 2016 AAC Champs!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Polis Philou Adelfou
Posts: 5,732
Brutalist plazas in general are failures. Daley, Federal, Reyburn, (Boston) City Hall...The complete, total, and irrevocable failure of the Brutalist plaza is something that the architectural profession has never come to grips with (and as certain posts here show) are still in denial about. If you don't learn from your mistakes you're doomed to repeat them.

I agree that since part of the 150 N. Riverside site is an overbuild, and the architecture proposed requires a striking view, a large part of the site will never be anything other than a glorified green roof. And that's fine...on Lake. But on Randolph, minimal urban interventions help keep the transition from the Loop to the West Loop vital while not creating the minor border vacuum that a corporate park tends to.
Urban Rambles | Hidden City

Who knows but that, on the lower levels, I speak for you?’ (Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man)