Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jon Gabriel: the Obama Presidential Library Is Really Ugly

Via Instapundit:  A discarded Chinese take-out box. The backside of a Star Wars sand crawler. The Washington Monument with the interesting bits lopped off. That’s what sprung to mind when confronted with the initial design of the Obama Presidential Center.

In addition to the tall stone museum with notches and windows cut out at random, the proposal calls for a low-slung forum and library with greenery on the roof. It will be built in Jackson Park in Chicago’s South Side, not far from the Museum of Science and Industry.

According to the Obama Foundation, this will be much more than a mere presidential library. “Through participatory and immersive experiences,” the website says, “the Center will tell Barack and Michelle Obama’s story, while lifting the hood on the mechanics of change and inspiring visitors to spark their own.”

No, I don’t know what that means either.

(Link to more, including a sketch)

18 comments:

edutcher said...

Looks like a Roman ruin.

Sixty Grit said...

I take it you have never been to Rome. There is nothing about it that is Romanesque. Muslim, sure, but that's Obama for you.

AllenS said...

There is going to be a room in the building for Barry's college records. Unfortunately, there will not be a door to the room.

ndspinelli said...

Allen, They are in the Al Gore, "lock box."

chickelit said...

Agree with Sixty. There's nothing classical or neoclassical about it. It's not Western.

But then, FLW's German Warehouse wasn't classical either.

ndspinelli said...

It's a cardinal rule that leadoff hitters should not strike out. The person who constantly leads off on threads is the Rob Deer of lead off hitters.

edutcher said...

I've seen plenty of photos of Roman ruins in the hinterlands and it sure looks like some of them.

And cliff continues his childish sniping because he doesn't want anyone telling the truth about marijuana.

Mumpsimus said...

...while lifting the hood on the mechanics of change and inspiring visitors to spark their own.

That's some truly awful writing there.

Maybe "spark their own" is a marijuana reference.

Methadras said...

It looks like a tomb. A tomb for his dead legacy.

Rabel said...

Here's the first draft of the design.

ampersand said...

Looks like an Aztec ruin. I hope that glass is bullet proof.

ricpic said...

Is there a big barracks space for all the social justice soldiers Obama intends to whip into a frenzy and then loose on America?

Trooper York said...

If they want to have his voters visit his library they should simply make it a Popeyes franchise because none of them have ever seen the inside of a library.

ndspinelli said...

"You wanna hide your money from black burglars in the 'hood, put it in a book. Nigger ain't never gonna open a book!" Chris Rock

ndspinelli said...

I watched Rob Deer the year he broke the record for the most strikeouts, playing for the hapless Brewers. What was amazing was he was never willing to admit he was doing something wrong. He never made any adjustments, he just kept swinging hard, like a retard.

ricpic said...

Popeye's is thinking about offering an ALL CRUNCH no chicken menu item. A sure fire winner if I know their customer base.

Amartel said...

The real issue is how much graft can be accomplished.

edutcher said...

Methadras said...

It looks like a tomb. A tomb for his dead legacy.

Meth, you got it.

And, from the way Trump is going, you can include the whole Democrat party,