moderne wrote:I vote no freeway cap/park for the south side of the Cordish buildings. These buildings are ugly and banal. No sense of any style or architecture. Maybe engineered but not architectural. Shame they would form a very soon to be dated cheap wall for the south loop. They deserve to be covered in freeway tire particles and obscured by carbon monoxide emissions. At least they are only high rise, not skyscrapers and better buildings will rise above them..Why cannot they be of a better quality like H&R Block or JE Dunn. I wish the MO employment building was still there for a more solid monumental building. I would rather cap the freeway with other structures with air rights directly over 670 that might mitigate the tackiness of the 4 Lights and W hotel.. Put the packet parks and piazza in front of more worthy good design. For all the criticism of Crown Center there is some good architecture with solid if not starchitect designers.----Edward Larabee Barnes,
Not sure why you think they are ugly and cheap, makes no sense to me, they are glass highrises. Two Light's price tag is over $100m, I don't consider that cheap. I think they will blend in nice with the surrounding modern buildings and the Sprint Center. We don't need any more brick buildings downtown, the entire loop is surrounded by brick buildings. Would you prefer they use vinyl siding?