Sunday, November 23, 2014

Andy's Angles: Library Update

My alma mater, Marywood University, is building a new library.  It'll replace the one you see on the right, built in 1968.

I'm trying very hard to like the new building.  I'm just not there yet.

My concerns-- the look and scale.  It might be too big part for this part of campus, overwhelming buildings around it, especially the spectacular Liberal Arts Building and its dome.  There's some brick in the back.  The rest of steel and glass.  It just doesn't look like what a Marywood building should be.

I'm not arguing against the need for a new library.

Maybe I'll feel better when it's closer to completion next year.