Less than a week before the opening of the new $80 million Supreme Court building in Wellington, Prime Minister John Key is reserving judgment on the design.
Asked what he thought of the building, which has a bronze facade designed to look like pohutukawa and rata trees wrapped around the top, he was less than enthusiastic.
“I think it’s an important addition to the landscape there, and it’s not for me to offer a view on the architectural merits or otherwise of the pohutukawas or whatever that are part of the facade.”*
Grow a pair, John. Give an unequivocal opinion on something for once.
It’s an ugly design. The old building is good. New part looks like a warped framework of rusted scaffolding around a drab low-rise office building. Worse than your McMansion holiday home at (*shudder*) Success Court in Omaha.
Can’t believe they spent $4.5 million on that bronze facade. Didn’t they realise bronze would look like rust? Some day, a sensible government will take it down, and we’ll be left with a nice boring building.