This is a Good Hotel in San Francisco.
Is it good – how should I know, I’ve never been there. Part of the business model is they donate to worthy causes, i.e. stay here, save the planet! The name of the hotel is GOOD HOTEL. This is like naming a cigarette TRUE. In Japantown in San Francisco, there is a pedestrian bridge with lettering on the side saying BLUE. I wonder what that is about? Is it conceptual art, or a guerrilla advertisement for American Express Blue (TM).
What would be a good name for an architectural firm? “Good Architects, Inc.” There is a firm called GRAFT. Does this refer to a biological metaphor (trendy) or does it mean that they steal their clients money?
This hotel is abandoned, unfinished, due to faulty design and construction. Could it be the worst building in the world?
” …The DPRK is also one of the world’s most secretive nations. For a North Korean, contact with a foreigner can land one in jail… or worse. But there is one embarrassing secret that is hard for the government to hide, literally. It’s the Ryugyong Hotel in the Potong District of North Korea’s capital city of Pyongyang. It’s difficult to hide because it’s a massive, 105-story structure which dominates the city’s skyline. It’s an embarrassment because it’s a complete engineering failure… its empty, dilapidated husk lurks over the capital, mocking the citizens of the proud country.”
The design studio’s name is fabulous. It’s so outlandish it stays in your memory. Almost as outlandish as the band name MC 900 Foot Jesus.