How Gaudi

gaudi.jpgNPR had a story on this morning about a tower designed by Antonio Gaudi for the lower east side, but never constructed. It is strange (well, duh!), but far more interesting than what seem to be the front-runners among proposed structures for the WTC site. (I hate saying this, but is that really the leading edge of architectural talent these days?) Gaudi’s design reminds me of a cross between a termite mound, a cathedral, and something Babar would endorse. It appeals to my inner SimCity. The image on the right appears on the NPR site courtesy of Paul Laffolley, which is an odd and interesting connection in itself.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted 1/25/2003 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    It looks like a rocket ship.

  2. alex
    Posted 1/26/2003 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Yeah, if they ever built it (zero chance), there would immediately be conspiracy theories that it was an escape pod for the Illuminati, etc..

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