Thursday, February 15, 2007

Pelli's perilous prow
The Star Tribune reports that architect Cesar Pelli's prow at the newish Minneapolis Central Library is a possible hazard for pedestrians. The prow, which separates the library's two wings five stories above the ground, isn't properly heated. As a result, vertical tubes of ice have apparently been forming (and crashing) on the Nicollet Mall side of the library. As David Brewster's excellent photo indicates (thank you, Star Tribune) the area under the prow is now blocked off so people don't get hurt.

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