Friday, September 11, 2009

Vandalism or improvement: Do Thompson Center columns need those bands of gold?

Well, it's getting them.

Originally cleanly incised at the joins:

Now wrapped in a metallic grid:

Before:

After:

Better or worse?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like temporary stainless steel banding until they can figure out whats wrong. Remember granite panels have been popping off this building recently.

Jeff said...

Worse, no question about it.

SSDD

Michael said...

One hopes they are being prepared for removal - along with the rest of the building.

Michael said...

I think it's entirely appropriate that the State of Illinois should be putting on some totally pimp-style bling.

Isaac said...

It looks like a temporary situation, while they perform some maintenence. If that is the case, I don't see a problem with it being there for the short term.