Tuesday, December 27, 2016
a sketch about economists (up there)
The Economist also had a very good article on their own headquarters building-which they are in the process of vacating after many years. Towers of ilium can only comment on a few items:
-Peter and Allison Smithson are given credit for inventing the Brutalist style with these structures.
-The author of the article has experience working in the building and was generally pleased with the design--except for the Plaza--modernist plazas are usually shit.
-Office towers pose considerable challenges for communication between groups. This can be a boon for some companies, but not for journalists.