Good article in the Courant about two architectural mistakes made by Yale in New Haven and how they are being remedied.
Yale’s Architectural Do-Overs Philip Langdon Hartford Courant 3/23/08
“Yale’s other significant recent architectural mistake occurred in the mid-1990s when the university built Henry R. Luce Hall. Designed by New York architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, Luce is strange-looking and widely disliked. It faces Hillhouse but is set far back, behind a grassy forecourt. The rear of the building, with narrow slits for its most prominent windows, is visible from Prospect Street, yet it seems aloof from that street as well. The result, architectural historian Vincent Scully has said, was ‘the instant destruction of two great streets.'”
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