We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
What the heck are those two board-shaped thingies protruding from the building? The lower one is almost useless in protecting people standing outside the entrance during a rain or snowstorm, and the one protruding from the roof won't shelter anyone from anything, unless the rain or snow is coming straight down. Which it usually doesn't. With wind, which accompanies the great majority of storms, being what it is.
Try again, Mr. Architect. Wasting our hard-earned money.
Fortunately this is currently the fugliest building on the Princeton campus. Give them some time, though, and they'll conjure up and build something even fuglier. Not a great deal of space there, however, so it will be interesting to see what bit of history they sacrifice for the sake of ugliness.
No way to keep that glass, once it needs cleaning, to take over the building and make it the 'dirty glass building'. And it will be dirty much of the time, as there's no way to clean it routinely and cheaply. Pop Art is best left two dimensional; rendering the abstract concept in three dimensions automatically ruins the art of the big idea expressed lightly. One doesn't whimsically pile bricks, nor denote change and movement in a motif whose aesthetic is permanence. If the idea was to be revolutionary, then the thing should been burned down a soon as it was finished --a la Hendrix and his technical guitar.
Unfortunately, its not. However, having attended both universities, I can say with complete confidence that Harvard has us beat with Peabody Terrace, ripped off from East German architecture, right down to the elevators that only stop on every third floor to save money. http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2007/02/legislating_tas.html. I actually lived in this dog for a year. The bare concrete walls were inside and out.