Posted by Richard Haut on December 17, 2002 at 10:50:55:
In Reply to: Re: BIRMINGHAM! THE NEW "LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM" (BY R.R.P.) posted by Manuel Oliveros on December 17, 2002 at 09:38:16:
absolutely right - well-known architects are open to being used as marketing-tools to help raise finance and give credibility to projects where credibility (and therefore finance) may otherwise be lacking.
some are tough and realistic enough to avoid this trap - some are not.
it comes down to the myth of the "global vision". It is based on incompetent people playing at being important and successful. A decent project properly worked out would not need such tricks.
the article that Martin posted is right - people should simply speak out. On the other hand, if they don't care enough to speak out, then they can hardly complain later.
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