Thursday, January 01, 2009

BERLIN — A hole has appeared in the center of town here.

"It’s ultimately a monument to civic caution and historical ambivalence. The Schloss represents Berlin today, a capital of pipe dreams, and broke; fashionable but provincial, megalomaniacal yet insecure, a Petri dish for youth culture, stodgy and fearful, steeped in history but brand new. The city sprawls across lively neighborhoods riven by expanses of nowhere."

1 comment:

Pete said...

This project certainly sounds inauthentic, poorly-conceived. and chintzy. When it comes down to it, architects are a bunch of yes-men because their medium is other people's money.