Obama presidential library laughed off as looking like a ‘giant toenail’

 

Washington Times: When it comes to architecture, everyone’s a critic, as witnessed most recently by the Obama Presidential Center.

The distinctive design of the tribute to the 44th president has been compared unfavorably to a giant toenail.

Writing in the Chicago Tribune, columnist Ron Grossman said the library “evokes a soft-boiled egg in a giant eggcup.”

“My problem isn’t the design, though the centerpiece is a tower, heavy around the midsection and tapering to a narrow top and bottom,” Mr. Grossman wrote.

On Twitter, Washington Free Beacon reporter Alex Griswold said the pear-shaped white building reminds him of a “giant toenail”— and the surrounding campus, a putt-putt course.   read more

27 Comments on Obama presidential library laughed off as looking like a ‘giant toenail’

  1. heavy around the midsection and tapering to a narrow top and bottom,”

    Throw a cup of Ramen on the roof and you’ve got Debbie Wasserman.

  2. What’s that alphabet soup on the corner? Looks like

    UUHHHUMMMIUUUHANDUMUHHHI
    UMAAANDIUHHHHANDUMMMUHHH
    UUHHHUMMMIUUUHANDUMUHHHI
    UMAAANDIUHHHHANDUMMMUHHH
    SOUHHIUMMMUHHHHUMMMMMUH
    AAAANDSOUHHHUHHHHUUUHHHH
    AAAANDSOUHHHUHHHHUUUHHHH

  3. Good gravy! It’s surrounded by federally (taxpayer) subsidized windmills. And how about the stench of dead birds all along the put-put course? Maybe they’ll have roving packs of feral dogs. Nice!

  4. It is in Chicago’s south side. It does have a lot of white walls. I’m thinking this complex will be a tagger’s heaven.

  5. I bet if you crank a handle in a secret room the top opens up and a helipad comes up and President Fancypants can come see how many people bought Obamacones at the snack bar

  6. “… columnist Ron Grossman said the library “evokes a soft-boiled egg in a giant eggcup.””

    Sounds appropriate for Barry. The Dutch phrase, zacht gekookt ei (soft boiled egg), is a slang term for someone who is a cowardly spineless wimp.

    At least that is what a Dutchman told me when I couldn’t figure out what it meant when someone was called a zacht gekookt ei.

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