[Off Topic] Not What Shel Silverstein Intended

(and I don’t think Frank would approve either)

Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I don’t believe The Giving Tree should be taken literally.

Visiondivision is back with their latest funky design for a concession stand for 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Swedish team has proposed an innovative stand that focuses specifically upon the idea of harvesting “something as gently as possible so that the source of what we harvest is displayed in a pure, pedagogic and respectful way—respectful to both the source itself and to everyone visiting the building,” explained the architects. The main component of the design features Indiana’s state tree, a yellow poplar measuring 100 ft. The tree becomes the focus of the project as it runs horizontally, seemingly suspended in midair.

Not that I’m qualified to speak for trees, or this particular tree — but chopping a tree down so you can display it in a “respectful way” is blindingly stupid.