Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tower Envy

This week a panel of judges chose the design for the new tower atop the Transbay Terminal. The structure is supposed to be as tall as the Empire State Building, so it's a pretty big deal for San Francisco.

I'm embarrassed to admit that the one they chose was my favorite. I say embarrassed because critics are calling the choice "predictable," "boring" and "conservative."

Apparently the "cool" choice was this one from Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

Yesterday I heard an additional criticism of the chosen design: that it looks like an "uncircumcised penis."