Demolition by Design


Stephen Vincent Kobasa

If only the building had been outrageous, or grotesque. Then it would have confronted the Rudolph design without draining it. Instead, we have this self-satisfied prudence that has infected all of Yale’s architectural exercises of late.

Still, it must be acknowledged that Gwathmey’s restoration of the interiors of the Rudolph building is moving and redemptive in equal measure, with the restored bridges and atrium spaces turned to glorious uses. Much—if not everything—can be forgiven, standing within.

Demolition by Design Stephen Vincent Kobasa New Haven Advocate 8/21/08

Posted by Chris

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