Last night I posted on Connor Moran’s elegant counterproposal for the Rue de la Rivoli side of La Samaritaine, the famous Paris department store. The Notre Dame grad, a native of Naperville, Ill., who now works for Ferguson & Shamamian, in New York City, has answered my request for more and larger images of his proposal. The third image has been used to illustrate a poster for this year’s Stanford White Awards, sponsored by the New York chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The SANAA proposal to which Moran responds and the Samaritaine facade now demolished are at the end.
Who can doubt what Parisians would prefer? What the world would prefer?