Engineering Library

Here's the main reading room of the Grainger Engineering Library.  It's a very nice library, much nicer than the UW's engineering library.  This view of the exterior is the opposite view of the last photo I put up:   

I think the building looks a little strange.  I can't put my finger on it.  Maybe with the walls and the size of the windows, it looks like it has a texture that buildings don't normally have.  Maybe the architect is mocking the neighboring old buildings?  Perhaps surreal is the word?  The look of it reminds me of this painting.