for working in historical landmarks. As a professor, I have never worked in a building that is not designated as an historical landmark. First the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Now, McGill’s Arts Building.
So today I head over for my morning surf and what do I discover but that Salon.com has listed the Cathedral of Learning among the “Greatest Achievements of American Socialism.” It’s #5 in the slideshow. I wonder if they know about the elevators that stop at every other floor or the fact that there’s very little natural light in the public areas on the main floor because when they built it, Pittsburgh was sometimes dark at noon from all the smoke. Why bother with lots of windows? They’d just get dirty.
I did love it though.