Today is ANN’s 14th birthday, the duoseptennial (neologism alert) anniversary of ArchitectureNewsNow.com – Kristen Richards’s glorious compendium of architectural news and opinion from around the world (at least the Anglosphere). I can think of no better way to commemorate this day than with the gift of fine architecture. I was in Boston last night with my camera. Before attending the board meeting of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, I sat a while in Bates Hall, the main reading room of the Boston Public Library, designed by Charles Follen McKim. The 1972 half, designed by Philip Johnson in an attempt to crack a joke at the expense of the 1895 half, does not count even as architecture in any genuine sense of the word. Kristen will disagree, of course, and that will have no bearing on the beauty of her accomplishment.