Phillip W. Johnson ("The cost of ugly," Forum, July 9) and Craig Glover ("Zion's cracker box," Forum, July 12) describe the new Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City as the "ugliest building in Utah." While this is a crowded category, I am inclined to agree.
I'm sure that in the swanky digs of Thomas Phifer and Partners, the New York architectural firm which profited from this perfect crime, the associates are swelling with pride that the ignorant natives Out West are unhappy. In the rarefied air of the American Institute of Architects, it is award-worthy to offend the quaint tastes of the bourgeoisie even better when the offended are of no consequence.
Where was that job anyway Utah? (Hearty laughter and another round of single malt.)