Thursday, March 21, 2002

Tick Tock, You... Stop
Two writers for Metropolis magazine mourn the loss of an architectural detail that they didn't ever really like in the first place -- but now miss something fierce: the oversized clock in Grand Central Terminal. They raise some interesting points about how preservation should allow for anomaly and how architecture must have ordinary spaces to have good ones, and the removal of the clock as part of the terminal's renovation got me thinking about things I about the places I've lived:

  • The movie theater in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
  • Lounge Ax in Chicago
  • The Tasty on Harvard Square
  • The old Lucy Parsons block on Central Square
  • The Willow Jazz Club near Ball Square

    What do you miss? Discuss.
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