March 14, 2008
Did Comcast Build a Giant Memory Stick?
I kept thinking there was some sort of work stoppage, like the construction crew had bailed before finishing the job. I figured at least they were going to snap something on the top, but no.
To me it looks like a giant memory stick. The kind you shove into a USB drive.
My friend, The Perfessor, has a different view of what Philadelphia's tallest skyscraper resembles.
"Rebar. Rebar without the concrete."
Earlier he had likened it to a giant pigeon coop.
Jon Adams, a Penn law student who took that spiffy photo on the left, started off praising the building by e-mail, then noted how "alien and cold" it seemed, especially compared with that Second Empire classic on which Billy Penn stands.
Am I just a cretin? Would I not know great architecture even if I walked into it? (Ooh, my nose.)
I just sauntered around the newsroom soliciting opinions of what the tower looks like.
"That obelisk from 2001" one writer said.
"That stick that Superman throws that turns into the Fortress of Solitude," said another.
"A remote control," said a third.