tisdag, oktober 24, 2006

A A Gill om oläget i New York

Alla som missade septembernumret av Vanity Fair missade också A A Gills Condos of the Living Dead - om New Yorks allt mindre newyorkighet. Lysande. Som alltid.
"Take the Richard Meier buildings, the spare glass blocks in the West Village where 682-square-foot studios go for more than $1 million. Looking out over the Hudson, they squat like Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear, waiting for some entitled Goldilocks to come home. They're striking because they're so unlikely. Like finding three zebras in your garden. But in a suburb of Berlin they would be as unexceptional and uninspiring as leather shorts and an oompah band. Inside, they're a precious design oxymoron, a mixture of Minimalism and old 70s industrial functionalism. There are obtrusive pillars, and there's hardly anywhere to hang a picture, let alone your hat."

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