The Idea of the Obelisk

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According to Tim Abrahams, One World Trade Center, designed by David Childs, reconciles New York’s delirious art deco past with its monumental future. It proves, he argues that architecture, unlike other art forms, can be present in our daily lives and that this building in its restatement of the principles of Manhattan, is life-affirming proof that, as Rossi said, ‘the city has primarily itself as an end’.

World / Building is a series of essays exploring how contemporary architecture informs the world. And how the world informs it. It is also a platform for architectural critics to explore in depth their craft through a building that explores this conundrum. It asks the obvious question, "what should architecture do?" and the less obvious one: “how should it be judged?

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Publisher
Machine Books
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Published on
May 29, 2015
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Pages
14
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / General
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