portland gets a boob job.

5 02 2010

i’ve been wondering what’s going on with the key bank building for a while.  for months and months i’ve been watching them slowly affixing some sort of panels on top those signature brown bricks that i’ve known intimately for the last 15 years. well, this week they finally peeled off the protective plastic… and it’s fucking GOLD! they made it look like iron man.

i don’t even know what to say. maybe it’s some sort of LEED certification thing (we can only hope)? or maybe it’s just some sort of tacky architectural practical joke. mystified. and moreover, concerned about how blinding it’s going to be come summer time.

have you seen it? will i get used to it in time? or will my seared retinas distract me from caring?