Wow. James Howard Kunstler hates the Museum Plaza. An excerpt from his “eyesore of the month” column:
Indeed, the aim of all Koolhaas’s work has been to confound our expectations about how the city and its buildings ought to work, and to find ever more innovative ways to make people uncomfortable, while doing everything possible to disregard the public realm. Is it not evident by now that the cutting edge of architecture is a razor blade poised against our society’s own throat.
Best. Review. Ever. I’m not sure what’s better; the dire prediciton of a energy-scarce anti-future or the implication that it will be brought about by contemporary architecture.
Thanks andrew for the link!