Monday, November 30, 2009

The Unlovely Bones: Big Jim Deslabbed

Minimalism meets deconstructionism:Our original post on the $1,000,000+ project to remove the granite panels on the arcade and its disappearing columns to avoid unintended flattenings of passerbys.An intimation of structure gone ghostly, stripped naked, knife-edged helpless. A playful, mysterious parti dematerialized down to a moody, unsettling nightmare of the street.

3 comments:

BW Des Plaines said...

So you're saying the Thompson Center is now just a large, glass building stripped bare by her bachelors, even?

Anonymous said...

Steel framing angles and masonry grips - not "An intimation of structure gone ghostly, stripped naked, knife-edged helpless. A playful, mysterious parti dematerialized down to a moody, unsettling nightmare of the street"

Whatever the hell that means. Are actualy an architect?

Lynn Becker said...

Have actually experienced how this looks?