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Ho ho ho! It’s that time of year again. Here’s JHK’s holiday classic: A Christmas Orphan.

11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to Grand Central Station and buys a train ticket to Drakesville, Vermont, where he intends to start life all over again.
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January 2013

This abortion, an observation tower for Phoenix, AZ, is described by one wag as a giant toilet cleaning brush. Are you sick yet? Well, then get a load of the view:



This abortion, an observation tower for Phoenix, AZ, is described by one wag as a giant toilet cleaning brush. Are you sick yet? Well, then get a load of the view:



Would you go up in a giant toilet cleaning brush to look at this wasteland of shitty Modernist boxes, surface parking, and auto emissions? The conceits of contemporary architecture are so far off the rails of what the human race needs that the profession may be beyond redemption. Below, check out the Brave New World androidal interior of this monstrosity. Are you having fun yet?



The PR for this describes it as “mixed use.” I suppose you could also call it “pedestrian friendly.”
Design by BIG Architects, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Thanks to Kathleen Dunley for sending it in.

About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. eclecticdog June 19, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Wow. That’s gonna be hot as hell from May to September. I wonder how many will leap to their deaths from there? A giant toilet brush is a perfect fit for Phoenix however.

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