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Posted by  John DeFazio on October 01, 2002 at 07:16:47:

In Reply to:  Re: WTC Short List of Architects posted by Jacques Pochoy on October 01, 2002 at 06:01:20:

As mentioned in earlier postings, this is the list of the usual suspects...(but suspects that have made some of the most interesting and maybe greatest buildings in the past two decades).

All are Late or Neo Modernist, and the list does seem to be one championed by Herbert Muschump of the NYT from the get go; you may of seen the Muschamps Mafia on the PBS's Charlie Rose show a couple of weeks back).

Interestingly and conspicuously missing is Frank O. Gehry. Does anyone know what is the story behind this one? Is it a Muschamp dissing Frank for the NYT for dropping out tower competition when there was some shenanigans going on with some contestants given more time and money to revise their submissions?(Gehry submission, was wonderful by the way... one of the greatest un-built skyscrapers to date.) Muschamp's article, "Don't rebuild. Reimagine" NYT Magazine Sept 8 featured an "idea that emerged" that strongly resembled a Gehry like building... without his "touch" that seems to separate his expressionist works from the other post Decon guys.

Also missing in action is Rem Koolhaas/OMA. How is that possible? He was even included in the NYT article.

Watch team THIINK; they're the sleeper in the group. I know some people working there, and they are good thinkers. They may well surprize everybody with something more than a parade of monsters (monuments to architecture), sriding side by side. I think THINK has the right design/planning values and are looking at all right scales, Human/Community/City/Regional/Globle + Symbolic.

John

 
 
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