Monday, July 10, 2006

From the New York Times (Arts/Art & Design); July 10, 2006
Renovations to a Study Room by Aalto Splits Harvard Faculty

A renovation of a Harvard University poetry reading room designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto has drawn heated objections from architects and preservationists.

I've included some "before and after" pictures for those of you who don't know what the uproar is about.

Here's the before:
Woodbury Poetry Room

And the after:
Total crap

Nice, huh? Very spacious. And modern, too!

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