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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Andy's Angles: Construction Weekend

I've written about Marywood's new library in the past.

My feelings haven't changed.  The school needed a new one, and I'm trying very hard to like the new building.  I've looked at it several times.  I can't get past the feelings that it's an inappropriate design and wrong for the site.

It's right across the street from the famed Liberal Arts Building.  You know, the one with the dome and the knee weakening art work inside.

While there are some brick and stone, there's also a lot of glass and steel.  A lot.  It's a big modern sore thumb in the middle of a lot of history.

Maybe, I'll feel differently when it's finished and the landscaping is in place.  It needs softening up.  As I see it now, it's way too harsh.