May 17, 2013

Regarding the May 15 Style article “Hirshhorn’s ‘Bubble’ is deflated a bit in cost report”:

When I laid eyes on a rendering of the “Bubble” proposed to sit atop the Hirshhorn Museum, my initial reaction was that some oversized robin must have chosen the museum as a nesting site. But upon reading the article, I learned that this project is “intended as an architecturally and culturally transformative space on the Mall.”

Really? Has anyone considered that this transformation might be a big, bad eyesore? And that losing money on the venture is just adding insult to eye injury? I suggest that the Hirshhorn folks scramble their resources for a better cause. Please don’t make the Mall a laughingstock.

Martha Powers, Fairfax