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Friday, February 05, 2010

Rationalism in Architecture

And its spectacular design failures. (Hat tip to Radley Balko.)

6 comments:

  1. Interesting that the government dynamited so many of Minoru Yamasaki's buildings...

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  2. Well, many of these projects have been demolished. Why is it interesting about his in particular? (I suspect a joke here, but I'm too dull to get it!)

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  3. Somebody please explain the joke to Gene:

    In what would become common practice, the 33 apartment buildings of the Pruitt-Igoe project in St. Louis (right), which had been conceived by Minoru Yamasaki, who would later design the twin towers of the World Trade Center, were dynamited.

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  4. There is a conspiracy theory in the truther community that the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down by controlled explosives.

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  6. Migod! I get it! The WTC were brought down, not by terrorists, not by a government conspiracy, but by architects!

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