One of Seattle’s most iconic buildings, the EMP Museum (formerly the Experience Music Project), just got super bagged on by architects and editors in California Home and Design magazine.
In the article, “25 Buildings to Demolish Right Now,” they wrote of the Frank Gehry building: “Even the best make questionable choices,” adding that “admit it, from this angle, it’s pretty hideous.”
To California Home and Design we say, indeed, that angle is hideous. It’s the equivalent of having someone ask you if “these jeans make my butt look fat?” in a funhouse mirror.
The ugly building article even got a nod from the Huffington Post. That being said, other ugly buildings included the Portland Building representing our neighbors to the south, and the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which will be home to the Brooklyn Nets.
But, as many tiny little men of rock have shown us, ugliness can sometimes be a blessing. And so, rock on with your ugly-ass self, EMP. Rock on. You are the Ronnie James Dio of architecture.