ICYMI: 'Critics aghast at proposal to make classical America’s ‘default’ architectural style'

Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times

 Should all federal buildings look like the U.S. Supreme Court?

A group that opposes modern architecture has drafted an executive order, titled “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again,” that it hopes President Trump will sign. The order would make the classical style — which originated in ancient Greece and Rome — the default design for federal buildings.

“The federal government has largely stopped building beautiful buildings the American people want to look at or work in,” the order states. “Classical and traditional architectural styles have proven their ability to inspire such respect for our system of self-government. Their use should be encouraged.”

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