When Modernism Goes Bad

Milwaukee's 1965 Amtrak Station is a shrine to bad design, but it still has its charms, which stand to be wiped out by the plan to fix it.

"The building presents an object lesson of how to use the basic vocabulary of modernism in a cut-and-paste fashion that completely undermines its values...where the 1965 Amtrak station goes wrong is by violating what is perhaps the most fundamental principle of modernism: a clear and consistent relationship between form and plan. The station is 'bait-and-switch' architecture."

Thanks to Lynn Becker

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