Archive for the ‘skyscraper’ Category

See Seagram, Susan Sontag and sun. (Plus Philip Johnson.)

01/27/2009

“The Seagram Building gleamed like a switchblade in the autumn sun.”

“The elevator swished up like a gigolo’s hand on a silk stocking….”

Susan Sontag, (herself as lovely, dignified and interesting as the Seagram.)


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The new Seoul?

01/29/2008

Is the teardrop shape for the old soul?

Elegant though. The tallest would be 152 stories. Ready for you in 2016.

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03/20/2007

No Chutzpah in America?

Philip Nobel, in American.com

“… the most pressing reason that we won’t soon see a “Burj Chicago” is more subtle, more emotional: the lack in America’s traditional urban centers of that upstart spirit, a kind of invin­cible optimism, possibly shading into hubris, that is the birthright of the achieving underdog, and that will move people to pursue what may be an econom­ically irrational goal in order to make their potential known to the wider world. In other words, chutzpah.”

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