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Sunday, September 30, 2001
Go to this USGS web site for designer Massimo Vignelli's explanation of the value of grids for government design.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 11:54 AM PST [Link]
Monday, September 24, 2001
A New York Times piece offers comments by architects on whether or not to rebuild the World Trade Center.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 07:50 AM PST [Link]
Thursday, September 13, 2001
"I feel this way about it. World trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center buildings in New York ... had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace ... beyond the compelling need to make this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."
- Minoru Yamasaki (died 1987), architect of the World Trade Center
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 12:30 AM PST [Link]
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
The terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center was an unprecedented act of war against the United States. Architecture didn't fail, as this BBC news article states, careful design saved lives.
Posted by Kazys Varnelis @ 08:44 AM PST [Link]