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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 the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

3 Responses to “January 2013”

  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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