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- May 2, 2002
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The proposed order, called “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again,” favors classical design for buildings in Washington. It has drawn opposition from architects.
Actually it makes sense to me as too many government buildings look more like Communist block buildings and further seem to have fairly short lives. The post offices are pathetic around here - barely last 40 years. But the ones built 120 years ago out of stone and structural brick are still in use repurposed to restaurants, shops, boutiques, etc. Same with old churches. Many are elegant large sturdy buildings, but so not modern. But architects often complain about the city skyscape with its glass and metal buildings....? so? What say ye? Glass and metal cages or classic?