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A conversation on architecture

August 25, 2011

One of the unintended consequences of evoking your observations on the sensory experiences of life on Twitter is that on occasion, the universe hollers back. Contrary to the manicured images one will find on Google Images, the Four Seasons in Cairo is one of the few buildings in the Arab world outside of the United Arab Emirates that incarnates the spitting image of a soulless corporatized wall. Standing beneath its gargantuan shadow, a shudder prickles one’s skin and a shiver of emotion (what to call that—fear? dread?) runs down one’s spine. In this supposed exchange, I fill out a feedback form. [Photo credit: http://www.virtualtourist.com.]



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 25, 2011 07:56

    Hopefully now that they know what’s wrong with it they’ll be able to get to work on fixing those problems.

  2. August 25, 2011 09:44

    That somehow reminds me of the Holyland project in Jerusalem. Here’s a picture: (I’m not sure it’ll show up in the comment. The link is http://www.jerusalemshots.com/i/monti_clif2/HolyLand2.jpg) which appears to be related to a hugely convoluted corruption scandal which implicates a former PM and many powerful local & international politicians.
    Visually, they seem to be speaking the same language.

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