Miscellany and Apocrypha
An inflatable museum on the National Mall?
The new director of the Hirshhorn
wants to add
a blow-up bubble tent to the courtyard of the building, one that sticks out the top and runs onto the mall.
"An Ultramodern Building Shows Signs of Age"
can get a little tedious, but it's also a fascinating look at the micro-engineering behind architecture. It's about the problems facing the marble exterior screens of the National Gallery of Art's East Building.
"Complaints Choir" has just permanently entered my vocabulary
And it should yours, too.
is an article about them, and
is the nine-step process for making your own complaints choir.