Museum on Stilts

I ran across a blurb in the paper about Louisville’s new art museum, by the same firm which worked on Seattle’s public library.

It will be housed in a radical-looking 61-story skyscraper that’s … an eye-catching example of modern architecture.

You can see if for yourself at Museumplaza.net. The video shows the building’s impact on the overall mass of the city, but not the impact at grade. The impact at grade is supremely important, given the claims made for this building.

There will soon be a new, exciting place to live and visit in the heart of Louisville. Created by world renowned architects, it will attract tourists from around the country and the globe. It will transform downtown into a world class arts and entertainment mecca.

Have they given any thought to the Cincinnatians who have to look across the river at this thing?