Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bad Idea of the Week

It's almost summer in Portland (aka the Rose City), thus time for the annual schlock-fest we like to consider the Rose Festival... in that spirit, the bad idea of the week goes to the tacky Neon Rose atop the John Yeon designed building (that previously was the visitor's information center and has sadly sat partly to fully idle for a number of years) on Portland's waterfront, championed by City Commissioner Randy Leonard.

:: the rose in 'bloom' - image via OregonLive

:: the rose in situ - image via Portland Mercury

It seems with all of the interesting urban issues, we seem caught up in discussions and diversions about all things signs this spring. Thanks Commish Leonard for this little nugget of public ephemera! Can't wait to see what's next.

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