I have always enjoyed Johnson's work, though I like him more for his honesty about his work. He never thought of himself as a great architect, but knew he was able to work with some of the greatest architects around. But when talking about Post Modernism, I think he was one of the few during that time that didnt over play it.
My hatred for post modernism has more to do with the theories that created it. I was fine with Modernism throwing all past knowledge aside for new technologies, but post modernism should of been a continuation of modernism and reflected what had been learned during the previous era and how it could be better handled...instead it was the whole day dream attitude about the way things were and symbolism that no longer held the same meaning that it once held.
Who here knows the Portland Building was meant to be seen as the "keystone" for the city? That was the building that was meant to make the city complete. Which all it really does is show its ass to the park....though I so wish someone would of brought that up during the presentation of the project.