Wednesday, 9 August 2006
Renzo Piano building
I love this building (the tall one with the interesting shape in the middle of the pic). It was designed by Genoese architect Renzo Piano, perhaps most famous for the "inside-out" Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. I wish this one housed something as interesting, but sadly, it's an office block, chief tenant ABN Amro bank.
This view is from the Botanic Gardens across Macquarie Street (PS I also really like the shorter art deco building in the foreground).
(PS It's the 61st anniversary of the detonation of the second atomic bomb over Nagasaki. Just to draw a contrast between the seeming 'permanence' of such edifices as this, and humanity's propensity for self-destruction)