Re: An Architectural Travesty

02/15/06 - posted by matt Gilman

Couldn't agree more. I'm just glad I have the pictures ( circa 1920's 1930's ) that my greatgrandfather took of the D. Young and environs. The current building is forbidding and difficult to be comfortable around. I sat in the cafe's outer seating area and felt it lacked tranquility. You wind up walking along sterile, awkward pathways in order to enter the structure. They totally blew it. The rear of the building offers nothing and demonstrates even further how out of place it is. The Prado in Madrid remains my favorite museum.

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