Monday, February 25, 2008
Judeo-Christian Architecture 3
We walked up to Market Street via the new walkway, passing expensive sugar dispensers offering everything from cream puffs...
...to Swiss chocolates.
There was also a small museum devoted to crafts and folk art, which felt slightly incongruous.
Patrick didn't care because he adores "crafts" and happily pointed out his favorites in the window.
Still, the juxtaxposition between the homespun and the brutal modern architecture was bizarre, and it reminded me of what Liebeskind's dark cube unintentionally conjured.
It seemed an unconscious echo of the sculpture in front of the Shorenstein building at Kearny and California which used to be the world headquarters for Bank of America. The sculpture's local nickname for decades, appropriately enough, has been "the banker's heart."