Friday, January 23, 2009

Libeskind in Covington

Libeskind in Covington
Originally uploaded by mrtoastey

Daniel Libeskind's fabulous building in Covington, KY. Meanwhile, an
hour south, Lexington suffers at the hands of the Webb brothers. (sigh)

1 comment:

Matt Huff said...

Fabulous? really? I don't think so. And there are quite a few Covington residents that feel the same. That building is the biggest eyesore in the area.

It doesn't even look finished. I've even had out-of-towners ask me when it will be completed, months after final construction was completed! And every time that I tell them that it is finished and that's it's intended appearance, I get an "Ewww."

It looks like it was once shiny dark blue tiles and that half of them have fallen off. Another person compared it to a building that had been boarded up for a hurricane.

Since the building is already there there's not much that can be done about it. But I think if it were repainted to where the light sections matched the dark ones it might not look so bad.

But as mom used to say, "You can polish a turd but it's still a turd." Which is true. The building even has a tapered point to it, just like a turd.

So if you ask me, that building is not beautiful. Daniel Leibeskind took a shit in downtown Covington is all. If you like the building so much, take it. PLEASE!