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July 28, 2004

Tall buildings

The Museum of Modern Art presents tall buildings. Gorgeous, gorgeous Flash presentation of the material.

Tall Buildings presents a focused study of twenty-five tall buildings. Each project was designed within the last decade for sites around the world by an international group of architects and engineers. In making our selection, we considered three fundamental aspects of the tall building: technology, urbanism, and program.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 28, 2004 07:37 AM

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Yes, it really is a wonderful interface, and some of the building designs are quite interesting. But I have to say that the "Fence of Teetering Junk on the Verge of Collapse" (#3) proposal for the World Trade Center is the most appallingly bad design for a skyscraper that I've ever seen!

Posted by: Varenius at July 29, 2004 02:37 PM

All I care about is scoring a place to live at Landmark Lofts (#20).

Posted by: Flea at July 29, 2004 02:46 PM

I don't know if that's a great idea, Flea: Then you would be spending all of your time gazing out the windows at that great view of New York instead of working on your dissertation.

Posted by: Varenius at July 29, 2004 04:24 PM

You know that... that... word is like a stake through my heart!

Posted by: Flea at July 29, 2004 05:12 PM

Oops, sorry Flea... I forgot that for a moment. I hope your sedative supply is well-stocked.

As for my, uh, "document", evening is here and I still haven't written a single word for it today! Woohoo! I have managed to make the towers of books on my desk even more dangerously high, though... They are starting to remind me of Skyscraper #3 a bit.

Posted by: Varenius at July 29, 2004 06:51 PM

Hmm. Now you mention it, the double-stack of books (themselves stacked on a row of books) over my monitor have a precarious look to them. For some reason I have Barbour's "Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th Century" perched right on top.

Ok, I have switched that for Gansler's "Defense Conversion". Much better.

Posted by: Flea at July 29, 2004 07:16 PM