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Wrong building

In response to: Fun with the fountain

Published on July 6, 2011

Thanks for publishing my April 6 letter re pranks involving the Woodrow ­Wilson Plaza fountain. I described the “new” building on the plaza as Yamasaki-designed, deemed by many to be a clone of the Federal Reserve building in Minneapolis.  

I received a postcard from Jim McAfee ’66 taking me to task. He said the only Yamasaki-designed Federal Reserve building was in Richmond, and that it didn’t resemble the WWS building. I recently examined a map of downtown Minneapolis (my hometown) and determined that the ING Reliastar building was designed by Yamasaki.  

Regardless, I do recall the controversy in the Princeton community that the University got a “copy.”

Robert E. “Bob” Buntrock *67
Orono, Maine

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