Edmonton has now unveiled a downtown library that looks like a cross between the Imperial star destroyer firing upon the Rebel blockade runner in the opening scene of Star Wars (or whatever the hell it was, I’m not going down any Star Wars rabbit holes to fact check this) and the Southern Poverty Law Center headquarters:
Loyal local son of Edmonton Colby Cosh tries to find something nice to say about it here.
One thing I’ve noted is that if the architect’s rendering doesn’t look as exquisite as the Taj Mahal, you should say NO. Here’s the rendering:
Well, that’s not quite as ugly as what eventually got built, but any plan for random perforations in the style of a 1981 computer punch card, as modeled after the ouvre of L.A.’s misanthropic architect Thomas Mayne, is probably going to turn out as hate-filled/hateful as Mayne’s buildings, like his downtown L.A. Ministry of Love.