Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness

Games 13 – 16

Voting has begun in Games 13 - 16 on the right ride of the blog.

To view the 2009 Cincinnati March(itecture) Madness Tournament Bracket and see individual game summary and stats, click here.

Voting ends at 9:00 PM on March 20. Voting for Games 17 - 20 begins on March 22.

Game 13:
#4 City Hall vs. #13 Proctor & Collier – Beau Brummell Building
Game 14:
#2 Roebling Suspension Bridge vs. #15 Baum – Taft House
Game 15:
#4 Tyler Davidson Fountain vs. #13 Contemporary Art Center
Game 16:
#2 Carew Tower – Netherland Plaza vs. #15 George Hatch House


VisuaLingual said...

Grr, I have a concern about #15 -- fountain vs. CAC. How can a fountain, which is essentially a decorative object, be pitted against a museum, which is a multi-purpose structure of some complexity? It doesn't seem entirely fair, and I'm not sure that the fountain is really even architecture. I think I would call it a sculpture instead.

Dan said...

Well for this I classify it as a structure, much like the Reobling Bridge which is also not a building. And I thought I indicated "structure" and not "building". And another thought, can a building be sculpture?

Anyway, I'll take your suggestion under consideration for next year. :)

VisuaLingual said...

I don't mean to give you a hard time about this, but a bridge seems more like a building in that there's a ton of function embedded in its appearance. The fountain doesn't do anything that approaches what a bridge or building has to be able to accomplish. But, you said "structure," which is apt for all three types [but then could include all sorts of structure-types that you don't include].