Oh those terrible lights…

Inga Saffron, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic loves the Cira Centre’s new lights. I couldn’t disagree more. Although the LEDs on the Cira Centre might be better than some of the recent lighting projects in the city – that’s not saying much. Boathouse Row has set a horrible precedent for lighting in Philadelphia for years. […]

Where have all the details gone?

I will admit to being split over the merits of modern architecture. I am a lover of art deco, Frank Furness and Norman Foster, but I think that most buildings from the 1950s and ’60s (think Philly’s Penn Center) would contribute more to society as raw steel and asbestos – reinforced oven mitts maybe. I […]