Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
vistaridge likes to 'stir the pot' as they say.
His comment makes absolutely no sense.
The building was designed for Louisville and belongs in Louisville.
I may stir the pot but its what keeps you guys checking back. Take a shot at explaining what part of the post makes "absolutely no sense" and lets discuss it civil.
101 folks - The building was not designed for Louisville anymore than any other building you see was designed for that city outside of governmental or museums and the like. Hire an architect, go through the process and then educate us will you. If you want to buy the design rights tomorrow and build it or part of it in Nashville, Toronto, LA you can as long it complies w/ the physics of the site and codes. People have taken my buildings and duplicated as I have borrowed other components. "A genius stands on the shoulders of those before" Einstein, I believe and MP was borrowed and inpart created.
I've already explained my opinion of why it doesn't belong. Why doesn't someone take a shot at why it would fit into the context of its surroundings as it relates to the 100-150 year old historic buildings that are there that make the Historic Central Business District the home to so many successful businesses and homeowners. Better yet lets plant it in anywhere suburbia USA, right in the middle of a shopping mall - if you really want to see it, what ever it is in all it's glory.
Is it attractive? - well sure - its man made, it challenges principles and it makes for good "pot stiring" and "conversation" but isn't that what is interesting in the end about "it."
Outside of that - don't worry that the numbers don't work. Lord how many prototype cars have been designed never to make the show room floors - same principle applies - numbers don't work - design very interesting.
Now cover and set on simmer.....