16 December 2009

Light Fixtures at SCPA

I wonder if these new light fixtures along the sidewalk of the new SCPA will be durable enough. Seems like someone could damage the polycarbonate part pretty easily. BTW, I think those are permanent security cameras mounted on the brick behind:


5chw4r7z said...

Now that the sidewalks are in, the place is looking nice, its gonna pop when the landscaping goes in.
I wondered about the lights also, guess we'll see.

Radarman said...

Still steaming about the parking lot on the Washington Park side. The architectural contempt for the neighborhood couldn't be plainer.


VisuaLingual said...

The building turns its back on the neighborhood, when Washington Park and two performance spaces could be its front yard.

Anonymous said...

Those lights will be the first thing to deteriorate. its blight i tell you.


Mark Miller said...

If they're not destined to be here very long, we might as well have some fun with them.

Somebody (cough, CityKin, cough) needs to screw an eyelet into the top of that one in the foreground and attach a tetherball to it.

With a nicely lit pole, kids and parents could play all night.

Anonymous said...

Bitter rant:
I was at the SCPA Alumni Day on the 18th and it was mentioned how nice it will be to be in a building where the plumbing works and the roof doesn't leak. Those problems are there only beacuse CPS has spent nothing on maintenance at the old building for decades. DECADES. There hasn't even been a paint can craked open since I went to school there 20 years ago. Transfer that same maintenance budget to the new building with its inferior materials and 21st century architect's details and how long do you think it will last? I am obviously biased on the whole issue, but check back in 5 or 10 years and tell me how nice it is then. I just did a conditions report on a 15 story building built in 2001 that now needs a completely new facade at great expense to the taxpayer. They REALLY don't build 'em like they used to.