Monday, September 26, 2011

Security is the Enemy of Achitecture

The Austin Bankruptcy Court is housed in the Homer Thornberry Judicial Building. When the building was converted from a post office to a courthouse, the designers included an elegant entryway. Alas, this was before Oklahoma City and 9/11. Now the entryway is covered by a gate and a sign directing those with business in the building to the functional entrance, the one with the metal detector. While it is sad that the vision of the architect has been overshadowed, at least we are secure.

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