Posted by Issi on September 17, 2002 at 18:42:23:
In Reply to: WTC: General Observations posted by Paul Malo on September 17, 2002 at 06:44:52:
Is modern architecture less humane in scale and in style than earlier architecture in various parts of the world? Perhaps...
Could this be [a part of] the motivation behind 9/11?
According to a rumour:
9/11 is the result of a conflict in world views. A conflict between a western world view that attempts to explain the universe through evolving hypotheses, versus a religious one that perceives the divine dogmatically and will not tolerate any contradiction. This is the same conflict that had Galileo burned at the stake some 400 years ago, only the present political constellation seems to have recoupled the opponents.
Modern architecture may remind fundamentalist Muslims just how deeply the western world view has penetrated their world, and it may have even been a blatant affront in the eyes of the architecturally trained Al-Qaeda members.
Modern architecture, which is unbiquitos throughout the world, from China to Guatemala, may also be inhumane in scale and style. It may even need to undergo a full-body overhaul.
But if modernism is so inhumanely problematic, how come the 9/11 "cry" only came from one single region of the world, that just so happens to be in a severe conflict of world view with the west?
Modernism may be inhumane, but 9/11 is the last thing in the world that ought to make us worry about THAT!
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