Looking Out

View From Within

View From Within

I loved the old buildings on the Princeton campus. This ornate window frame was one of many similar in the corridor on this side of the building. The design shows an aesthetic lost in modern architecture that seems to be more focused on simplicity than complex (and more costly) beauty. I see this in the neighborhood where I live in Chicago. When buildings are replaced, the beauty of the original architecture with rounded bay windows and varied brick sizes are replaced with boxy structures meant to keep costs down. But at what cost? These new structures don’t fit the motif and become an eyesore.

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