The Real Estate has the lowdown on yesterday's "People's Hearing" for 2 Columbus Circle. Apparently, the dialogue was just as cloudy as the concept. Witness Tom Wolfe's defense of Edward Durell Stone, the building's architect:
"[Stone] decided that it was folly to have an architecture in New York, or the United States generally?the great battle line of capitalism?based on a work of art or sculpturist movement of the 1920?s in which all bourgeois elements were to be removed, including easy chairs. Easy chairs were anathema to International Style."If that doesn't convince the city to hold a non-people's hearing, then justice, too, has gone the way of the easy chair.
· People's Hearing [The Real Estate]
· 2 Columbus Circle Jerk? [Curbed]