Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dem. convention (2)

Some people are making fun of the alleged replica of a Greek temple that will be the backdrop of Obama's speech tonight, but as someone points out at The Weekly Standard's blog, it's more likely that the columns are intended to evoke the Lincoln Memorial, this being the anniversary of MLK's I Have a Dream speech.

p.s. As Treehouse points out in the comments, the colonnade also references Soldier Field in Chicago.


treehouse said...

Actually, I think the architectural historian Witold Rybczynski had it right in an article in Slate arguing that the colonnade is a reduced version of the one at Soldier Field in Chicago.

LFC said...

Interesting. Since what I know about architecture could fit on the head of a couple of pins (maybe one pin), I'll yield to his judgment.