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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Big, Bad Buildings

Who's afraid of the big, bad buildings? Everyone, because there are so many things about giantism that we just don't know. The gamble of triumph or tragedy at this scale -- and ultimately it is a gamble -- demands an extraordinary payoff. The Trade Center towers could be the start of a new skyscraper age or the biggest tombstones in the world.

- Ada Louise Huxtable, "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Buildings?", New York Times, May 29, 1966


LisaS said...

or they could be both ... an amazing quote ...

Anonymous said...

Buildings don't kill people; people kill people.