First, as I continue in this vein from previous posts, let me say that I am excited by the prospect of a Museum of the American Revolution. But the current design? That’s another story. And I’m not alone.
But you don’t have to take his word for it; after all, Popkin’s not an architecture critic.
Let’s try again. Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron didn’t like it, either, slamming the original design (from which the new design varies little, except for the amputation of its faux cupola):
Its massiveness and modern materials – including a panelized veneer of thin bricks – would make it more cartoon than homage.
But what does Saffron know? Oh, well, she did win a Pulitzer Prize this week.