Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Quote for the Day

The New York Times Building’s facade is
being modified to deter people from climbing the tower.

That Renzo Piano guy is getting pretty pithy. When questioned by a New York Times correspondent about the third dare-devil climbing the New York Times Tower which he designed, he responded:
“I’m frankly quite worried about this new fashion of going up on buildings,” Mr. Piano said in the interview. “This is what I call an inappropriate use of the building.”
Inappropriate use of a building! Oh, for heaven's sake, Mr. Piano man. Relish the bravura. Also, he may have forgotten for a moment that some people have said exactly the same thing about his work: "Inappropriate use of a building." But, we digress.

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