On Easter Sunday my friend Susan willingly participated in a day of "hey, I need to gather some pics for my blog," and we drove past this building that I'd never properly looked at before. All I read of the sign was "molecular studies," so I asked, "Is that building supposed to be shaped like a molecule?"
|From what I've read: no. It's just some cool Gehry architecture.|
|Hey, what do you know! It's right there in great big letters.|
Anyway, I don't actually know anything about architecture--my appreciation for buildings mostly extends to, "hey, that one is pretty!"--so for further anaylsis you'll need someone else. The Vontz Building is part of the University of Cincinnati, and is across from the UC hospital, so lots of cool and smart things are happening here. The building is already in need of some repair/renovation, despite being less than 20 years old. Bummer.
|But seriously, how great is a building that looks like it was built|
by one of the Animaniacs?
|I saw it and thought, "Wait, that Sabin? The polio vaccine guy?"|
So, good job, history teachers! I hadn't realised until now that
Cincinnati was Dr. Sabin's home.
|Great plaza space that was being used by approximately zero students,|
But since this area is where science students learn things, I presume they're all
studying hard for finals. Or maybe they just don't like going outdoors that much.
|It's a giant leaf. I can't believe no one was sitting on it.|
|Welcome, pedestrians! Please enjoy your walk all the way around|
the intersection instead of going in a straight line. We certainly
hope you're able-bodied and not at all in need of the hospital's services.
|It's all the more egregious when you consider these things are within|
a few feet of the "no pedestrians" sign. Talk about your mixed messages.