Behold the architectural splendor of the Houston Public Library building that opened in 1976:
Contrast with the Houston Public Library building that opened in 1926:
Maybe this isn’t a fair comparison. There are slightly more interesting views of the new library. However, both photos represent what comes to mind when I think of each building.
See also Houston Public Library, 1926.
3 thoughts on “Houston Public Library, 1976”
Temple vs Utility ;) !
I don’t see the problem. The 1926 version is clearly wasteful. Libraries should be prisons for books and ideas. :)
I’ll bet the 1976 version cost more to build.