Message - Re: Further Crit of Dream Team Proposal

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Posted by  d on September 11, 2002 at 12:07:41:

In Reply to:  Further Crit of Dream Team Proposal posted by Paul Malo on September 11, 2002 at 11:41:17:

Unfortunately for a purely architectural solution to this site, some unknown proportion of the redesign is now required to fulfill a "symbolic" function; depending on point of view, therefore, the challenge thus either transcends or subverts "Architecture per se".

I also think that because of the nature of the catastrophic reduction of the towers, it is not at all clear what the ultimate symbolic message required will be...

Perhaps, in line with your earlier suggestion that a new "paradigm" is needed, some more abstract counsel should be found, a poet, an oracle or a metaphysician...

How about a pre-architectural competition? Theologians and philosophers could be solicited to answer the question :

What happened? and Why?

If we knew what we were trying to say, then we could design a building to say it.

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