Your point is well made. I was looking forward to visiting the Guggenheim in Balboa but as it was late in the afternoon and didn't know if we would have enough time, The women taking tickets said it would only take about 45 minutes, which surprised me, but that was about it. Nothing artistic at all, except in the fashion you described earlier, but the pretentiousness was damned funny! It's an ugly structure as well.
There was a large cat statue outside covered in flowers and that was far and away the best part.
I'm also a big fan of the architecture done between the 20's and 40's... before they really learned about rebar I suppose. Chicago is an interesting city, beautiful architecture for example around Grant Park and the museums, and then that horrendous monstrosity formerly known as Sears Tower. Where's your terrorist with a 747 when you need one? At 2am when noone's in it, of course.
You mean art deco?I'm also a big fan of the architecture done between the 20's and 40's... before they really learned about rebar I suppose. .