Our area is the 5th largest area of growth in the United States. And it shows. Everywhere there are buildings popping up, like mushrooms after rain. Part of the reason is that there was this billionaire recluse who lived in a mobile home; he amassed a chunk of contiguous land, and never allowed it to be developed. When he died, he left it to a local university to be developed for their benefit. Essentially, it is enough land to build a new city, within our city, upon. And so the planners have planned, and the infrastructure has been laid, and the city is rising. But even before this donation, and for many reasons, it's been a boomtown around here.
All that as background. I've featured two recently-built office buildings that are on my well-travelled path. The first I really like. It is the headquarters for Hubbell Lighting. It is lit with blue lights at night, and the architecture is nice. If you ever drive I-85 through these parts, you'll see it hanging over the interstate. I could have gotten a better view from the interstate, but it wasn't worth risking my life over.
This one, part of a hospital complex, well, it reminds me of those plastic suction cups that stick things on glass. I imagine a giant sheet of glass descending from the heavens and this building sticking to it, so that when the glass ascends back to the heavens, it would take this building with it in situ. I know, I think weird thoughts. But what IS the function of all those suction cups on the roof?