New library is a ‘disaster’ | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"A friend of mine said it looked like a giant toaster. He was more generous in his remarks than I."

Miller Hall Architects, with the assistance of KCLS, has raped the citizens of Renton at the expense of $5 million a year in taxes, all for a compromised library renovation/rebuild over the Cedar River, which Nicola Robinson of Renton bravely and accurately described in the July 31 edition of the Renton Reporter as (in summation of her remarks) an architectural disaster.

A friend of mine said it looked like a giant toaster. He was more generous in his remarks than I. A mausoleum would have been more inviting a structure. In fact, the library’s dull, stainless steel exterior slabs remind me of public outhouse buildings that can be found in some state parks and roadside rest areas.

It’s “potty” architecture is nothing but a vulgar expletive of a building directed at the citizens of Renton for fighting to keep their beloved library over the river. Its utilitarian artlessness and lifelessness is more a reflection of Stalinist Russian than the vibrant community of Renton.

I am not looking forward to seeing more of this disaster when the interior will be displayed for all to see on the day of its opening. The mayor has funded a barbecue for its public inauguration. But then, meals are also appropriate at funerals.

Additionally, Moms, the safety cables of the railing along the walk-bridge, which is the likes of a gunboat gunwale, can be easily stretched to create enough space for a child to squeeze through, never mind the pavement sloping downward to the middle of the walkway…good for sailing toy boats or braking a hip over when the weather permits.

JohnJoseph Pajor,
Renton

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