Judge’s cartoon of Saturday (1/11) with the caption “The Bloch Building wins an award: Best tool shed 2007” was ill-timed, mean-spirited and unnecessary.
The very negative cartoon appeared only days after the Bloch Building was declared by Time magazine the No. 1 international “architectural marvel” of 2007 (1/9, Local, “Buildings in nation’s spotlight; The Nelson’s Bloch Building and the Liberty Memorial put KC on the map with architecture awards”).
Of greater significance is the callous disregard for the feelings of the Bloch family, the museum and the many supporters and friends of the Nelson.
In your defense, the cartoon did motivate my second letter to the editor in the 50 years as a Star subscriber and reader.