John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Great and Terrible redux

I had to stop by the City-County Building this afternoon. On my way out I swung past the Madison Parks office, and was very amused to see that back in 1971, they had won an award from the American Institute of Architects for the Penn Park picnic shelter:

Penn Park picnic shelter

Penn Park picnic shelter (closeup)

I think we can all agree that this award validates my comments about this structure when I originally posted these pictures in 2010: "as an example of a bygone design aesthetic, it's the best thing EVER." Of course, I also called it "objectively hideous" …
 
Tags: art: architecture, wisconsin: madison
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