Thursday, December 10, 2009

LOST BUILDINGS Featured in Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News takes a look at Lost Buildings: Demolished, Destroyed, Imagined, Reborn, by Jonathan Glancey: "Glancey, a British architectural writer, here looks at what was, as well as what might have been, in a history of buildings that have vanished for unknown reasons, been demolished, been lost to war or acts of God, or dreamed of but never built. He plumbs the heights, and depths, of architectural fashion – a fickle concept that, for instance, allowed the 1964 demolition of New York City's original Pennsylvania Station, a superb example of classical revival architecture whose destruction was seen by many as city-sponsored vandalism. With lively prose, Glancey metaphorically trots from the crumbling of ancient Troy to the 1989 fall of the Berlin wall. On page 151, you'll see an image that looks eerily familiar, an 1855 view of the Crystal Palace on London's Sydenham Hill. That building was destroyed in 1836, but pretty much recreated for Dallas' Infomart, built in 1985 by Trammell Crow."

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