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. Obama’s library will reflect his intellect. It will boast not one physical book but will contain a kitchen and basketball court.




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  2. 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.




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

    UUHHHUMMMIUUUHANDUMUHHHI
    UMAAANDIUHHHHANDUMMMUHHH
    UUHHHUMMMIUUUHANDUMUHHHI
    UMAAANDIUHHHHANDUMMMUHHH
    SOUHHIUMMMUHHHHUMMMMMUH
    AAAANDSOUHHHUHHHHUUUHHHH
    AAAANDSOUHHHUHHHHUUUHHHH




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  4. 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!




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  5. 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.




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  6. 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




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  7. “… 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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