Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Can't Cantilever

When the new de Young Museum in San Francisco was being built, I thought the cantilevered west end of the building looked like a UPS loading dock.
Then the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston made the cantilever its' main exterior design feature.
Now, the new centre for modern music and jazz in Amsterdam, Het Muziekgebouw, is proof that we must leave the cantilever to the bridge builders, and stop pretending that this feature is anymore unique than a bus shelter.


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