Friday, February 09, 2007
From NPR comes the American Institute of Architects' public poll of 150 favorite pieces of American architecture. How unremarkable and nondescript is our architecture in the national consciousness when Houston's Astrodome and Disney's Dolphin and Swan Hotels make the list but nothing in Nashville does? We cannot use the excuse that Nashville is underexposed or that it fails to be a destination of visitors. There is simply nothing built here that makes a global impression that sticks with visitors after they leave.