When Architecture Goes Bad

Fast Company looks at six examples of architecture that rebelled, from SOM's Lever House to Boston's John Hancock Tower.
December 10, 2009, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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"For all the money good architecture commands (the National Gallery cost half a billion to make--and will cost 85 million to fix), we want it to last forever, a monument to wealth, power, and genius. But they don't. Nothing we make really does, it's just buildings are vessels for so much emotion (and ego) that we expect them to. Deep down, they're unpredictable. And that makes them interesting."

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Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 in Fast Company
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