Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lines, Angles, and Portals

If anything, the design can be considered bold.

Others consider it just plain ugly. Built in 1971, the King County Administration Building is a structure that embraces the ambitious designs of what some call "The Malaise Era." In 2006, County Executive Ron Sims wanted it replaced with a tower (it was shot down because of costs).

I've added it here because, despite the argument over ugliness, the lines are very interesting when the camera is trained on the side. This building has been on my radar now for as long as I can remember; it was only after looking at this picture that I noticed the hex patterns in the diamonds. That is the beauty of photography - bringing out something that you haven't seen before.

And for some, they'd rather not see this building ever again.

No comments:

Post a Comment