The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Architect,
Antoine Pradock. This remarkable monstrosity has six backs and no
front. The elevation above is what you see from the "street"
-- or more precisely the ring road that runs around Skidmore's pod-like
campus. Thus, the public "face" of the Tang is its loading
dock (with accessory dumpster). Notice the excellent opportunities
for skateboard suicide.
Predock's own website describes the building as follows:
"A stone ramp rises from geologic origins of water shed and
limestone caves and culminates in 'one ivory tower,' engaging earth
and sky, beginning the journey of encounter. . . "
Right, and every Monday at three p.m. winged monkeys
fly out of his butt.