Sacred Commerce?
December 31, 2001 5:46 AM   Subscribe

Sacred Commerce? Funny, I walked daily to work past the World Trade Center, and have been in the Middle East more than once, but it never occured to me to connect the WTC with Islamic architecture until I read this.
posted by MidasMulligan (1 comment total)
An intriguing article -- as someone fascinated by architecture but basically illiterate in its language of forms, it never ceases to amaze me how the architect can have one interpretation of the building(s) and the common person another. Here in Toronto, we have Mies' Toronto Dominion Centre, which he thought was profoundly democratic and hopeful -- to me it just looks like another symbol of corporate power. I never thought that highly of the WTC as a design though, it seemed to be all about size. Of course to think of Osama Bin Laden as an architecture critic is probably (once again) giving him more credit than is due. Perhaps they targeted the WTC because it was the biggest and therefore hardest to miss.
posted by fellorwaspushed at 10:12 AM on December 31, 2001

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