When architects are corporate toadies
The prominent modernist firm of Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo "built some real stinkers, and they were working on such a scale that when a bulding failed, it failed big, bad and awful," Washington Post architecture critic Philip Kennicott says in reviewing an exhibition of the Hamden, Connecticut, design firm's production. And if the end of corporate America is a dystopian hell of environmental catastrophe, vast economic inequity, and social instability, as is entirely possible, the corporate architects of our age will not be remembered fondly, he warns.
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