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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station

A couple of weeks ago Dan and took Amtrak to Baltimore to visit friends. Penn Station in Baltimore opened in 1911. The massive modern sculpture in front, a relatively recent addition, has caused controversy. From Wiki:
In 2004, the City of Baltimore, through its public arts program, commissioned sculptor Jonathan Borofsky to create a sculpture as the centerpiece of a re-designed plaza in front of Penn Station. His work, a 51-foot (15.5 m)-tall aluminum statue entitled Male/Female, has generated considerable controversy ever since. Its defenders cite the contemporary imagery and artistic expression as complementing an urban landscape, while opponents criticize what they decry as a clash with Penn Station's Beaux-Arts architecture, detracting from its classic lines.

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