Oh, wait, sorry, this is the new $185 million Perot Museum in Dallas designed by award-winning genius Thom Mayne. It only looks like it was slashed up by angry raccoons.
However, the Perot Museum is cheaper than the Giant Japanese Robot from Outer Space high school in L.A., so it`s got that going for it, which is nice.
Seriously, I`ve walked around Mayne`s Caltrans Building for 15 minutes, and it simply radiates hostility toward any humans unlucky enough to have to deal with it. For example, on the ground floor, Mayne designed a large outdoor staircase that twists up and around out of sight and then … dead ends. It`s a trick! Ha-ha, burn on you, you pathetic sap who got lured in.
I had a chance once to visit Stalin`s Lubyanka Prison in Moscow, which was at the heart of the Great Terror. I passed on it in revulsion. But, Caltrans would be a highly appropriate setting for the Black Mariahs to unload.
But, here`s the thing. Big money (Caltrans, Ross Perot or one of his kids) loves Mayne. He`s edgy! So, eventually, we will too. Over time, we will get the message: this is what expensive good taste looks like. Get with the program.