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New, controversial museum in Savannah

Look, another reason to go back!

Not everybody in Savannah saw Safdie’s design as romantic, nor did they celebrate, when the Telfair Museum pitched his 64,000-square-foot annex to city leaders in 1999.

The Historic Review Board, guardians of the 2.5-mile National Historic Landmark District where Savannah was founded in 1733, saw the glass-and-stone structure as a jarring intrusion on the city’s Old South landscape.

This reminds me of Kyoto’s train station, and the controversy thereof. (Although now I think more people are annoyed by Kyoto Tower than they are by the beautiful Kyoto Station.)