Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I was in Columbus, Ga., recently and was struck by the looming presence of this parking garage. I'll bet you nine out of 10 people on the street will say it's ugly. But I like it. If Columbus lets the edifice stand for another 30 years, a preservation group will form. Inside is a world of concrete surfaces and empty, echoing space. Any bit of color pops. The only way to see the beautiful painted signage on the antique building next door, or the building's other-worldly rooftop, is to walk up a few levels and peer out a gaping slit.