Best Deconstruction

City Paper

We have to admit that we were a little bit jealous of this story. As frequenters of the H&H building, the galleries on Franklin Street, and Trinacria, we were bummed by the sterile, ugly look of the 7-Eleven. And we love a bit of mean but accurate criticism—but we missed our chance. Philipsen thoroughly took the building down with grafs like this: “Instead, what rose here was a single-story convenience store that had been artificially inseminated with colonial seeds in order to grow to the heights of nearby rowhouses: seeds that were duds, with blind windows and without the fruit of access, an unsuccessful attempt at being contextual.” Next time you hate something that bad, Klaus, screw the BBJ—drop us a line.

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