Thursday, August 6, 2015

Modern Architecture

From Nobility:
The United Nations Organization (U.N.O.) is the keystone of the contemporary world. Thus, the buildings designed to house it should, by the majesty of their lines and proportions, express the high function for which they are destined.

Our Photo shows the U.N. administration building. Despite its enormous dimensions, we would hesitate to call it a palace. It is certainly immense, most expensive and overwhelming, but its lines are as commonplace as those of a matchbox; they are monotonous, plain, harsh―like those of a penitentiary. And its air is somber, like that of a KGB headquarters. Everything about this immense framework of concrete, steel and glass seems calculated to make man feel like nothing more than an ant, a grain of sand, an atom. (Read more.)

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