Second Place winner, October 2012 XT Photo Contest
Kalifornia Uber Alles
Teams: Rossoneri, Hammers
Ach, never liked anything he did. The one building he has here in SF (was the AT&T but God knows what it is for now) was oppressive in an Albert-Speer-wet dream sort of way. The faceless caryatids atop the tower were a naked crib from the Palace of Fine Arts (like many people of his artsitic bent, the man cribbed a whole lot...sort of admitting to it, doesn't make it any less hack-tacular) and the atrium is one of those "You vill enjoy the art--ENJOY THE ART!--and keep on walking or ve vill haf to look at your papiers" 80s monstrosities. But, the old man did live long enough to get sucked up to by many people who should have known better, so more power to the bastard--he lived long enough to become an institution and bring neofascist architecture back in vogue in a new and 'pleasing to the eye guise' (no torchlight rallies, just Architectural Digest kissing his withered ass). Now, I suppose he will atone in a lake of fire for the many ugly ass buildings he designed. That is, if there is a hell for architects, which I doubt.
You know the scene it's very hum-drum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"...