Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Two Towers 

What I learned about architecture from Norman O. Brown today: Vaulted/dome-like structures instill a feeling of democracy in the viewer, whereas towers instill a feeling of domination. Hence, the oxymoron of the day, the "Freedom Tower" that is being built on the spot of the World Trade Center.

Is this the first Architectural Freudian slip of 21st century America?

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