I’ve always thought the new LDS Conference Center looked disturbingly 3rd Reich and that the Church Office Building looked like a dreary tenement, so imagine my vindication when I found this Tribune article linked on my coworker Jason’s blog: SLC skyline ‘pretty disappointing’. In it, the Chicago Tribune’s Blair Kamin (Pulitzer-prize winning critic of architecture–who knew that could be a job description?) is given a tour of the city and weighs in on the landmarks. His summary of the Conference Center? “It’s like fourth-rate modernism.” And his thoughts about the Church Office Building? “That looks like the wrong side of the Cold War.”