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]