The box the Watergate came in
Is not the Kennedy Center ugly enough without an addition to emphasize that it could be worse [“Kennedy Center raises sights with expansion,” front page, Jan. 30]?
Modernism, brutalism and contemporary architecture were wild experiments that failed miserably, as evidenced by recent decisions to demolish what were deemed masterpieces from the 1960s and 1970s. Still standing are dozens of gorgeous — and popular — classical buildings around Washington.
Certainly a firm that would design traditional-looking pavilions and stages can be found. Or is this destined to be another Third Church of Christ, Scientist debacle that, worse, is also visible from Virginia?
Kenneth J. Wolfe, Alexandria