Attack Of The Phallic Thingies: The Sequel

It doesn’t just end at traffic posts. It continues onward and upward:

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and two beholders – one of them a government agency’s architect – have very different views of a 40-story residential tower proposed at a gateway to downtown San Diego.

Sandor Shapery says his design is like a flower. A consultant to the Centre City Development Corp. says it looks like a giant phallus. […] “With its rounded forms and swelling of the uppermost floors . . . this building structure is very phallic,” [Gwynne] Pugh wrote in his critique of the project.

Damn those swelling floors! He would’ve gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for that meddling Pugh.

Stay tuned for episode three. Who knows what vile and sneaky city structures are waiting patiently in the shadows for the right time to rise up and offend.

[H/T to Sully]

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19 responses to “Attack Of The Phallic Thingies: The Sequel

  1. NameChanged

    I’m all a-flustered! Excuse me for a few minutes…

  2. Allie

    Wow. it looks alot like the Hilton in Springfield, IL. AKA “the penis on the prairie“.

  3. Okay that thing really does look like a giant dick.

    I love the exterior urethra, though. Classy.

  4. And yet nobody has yet addressed Petco Park’s strong resemblence to a gigantic vagina in which people play baseball…

  5. Kate217

    LISS!!!! Where’d you put that fainting couch?

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  7. And yet nobody has yet addressed Petco Park’s strong resemblence to a gigantic vagina in which people play baseball…

    Well, who on earth would feel threatened by a vagina?

    Oh, yeah. I forgot.

  8. As Adam said to Eve, “Stand back, lady; I don’t know how big this thing gets.”

  9. LISS!!!! Where’d you put that fainting couch?

  10. I think this problem could be easily solved if men would quite using their penises as inspiration for all their designs.

    The world is phallic shaped because it is an accurate representation of the dominating sex’s fixation on their own penis an the penises of other men.

    Really.

  11. It even has the vein thing going. Yikes.

    Sometimes buildings are just buildings, but sometimes…

  12. Nemohee

    ummmm….aren’t ALL sky-scrapers basically phallic in nature?

    But I have to agree…this one is a little more…uh…*hem*….realistic…

  13. I love the either/or question of whether it looks like a flower or a penis.

    Given that flowers are, well, plant genitals, it seems that the sexual inference is inescapable. 😉

  14. Doktor Wankenstein

    It needs a fountain on the roof.

  15. It needs a fountain on the roof.

    😆

  16. Rachel

    San Diego already has some of the weirdest-looking buildings.
    I took my sister on a a harbor cruise, and the director make the joke that the skyline was designed by Bob Vila. There are buildings that look like a flathead screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver, a bunch of hex wrenches.
    A big ol’ schlong will fit right in!

  17. The University of Miami campus looks like a collection of household appliances: they have an iron (Gusman Concert Hall), a juicer (the Ring Theatre), a toaster (the law school), four cheese graters (the dorm complex), and a phonograph turntable (appropriately enough, the old music library). Nowhere do they have something totally phallic unless you count the frat boys who patrol the Rathskeller looking to hook up.

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