Message - Re: "Condemmed Architecture"

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Posted by  Donald on September 12, 2003 at 12:46:23:

In Reply to:  "Condemmed Architecture" posted by Ariel Diaz Yambao on September 10, 2003 at 21:37:08:

The Pruitt Igo project in East St. Louis, was the manifistation of Yamasaki's creativity and earned the highest esteemed award through the AIA as one of the best project awards in its year. You can read about this project's rise and fall and failings within the community and ultimately was then considered to be "Condemned" Architecture...and implopded years later.

This is the best example I can think of where an architectural project was thought of as a beautiful award winner by it peers, and then failed miserably in its function and use. How's that for guidelines and dogma?

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