Gaeta Springall Arquitectos, Memorial to the Victims of Violence, Mexico City, Mexico, 2013 (via nyt lat)
'The memorial to Mexico’s victims of violence looks like it has been dropped from the sky by an angry God. Welcoming it is not, with its rusted slabs the size of movie screens standing next to a busy intersection. Nor is its mission clear…. But then, you walk a little closer and the slabs begin to speak.'
Declared dangerous, life at the shore will only be enjoyed by those who can afford to defend themselves against nature (although the rest of us will keep on picking up the tab for infrastructure). The Gulf coast will probably become very much like my corner of Manhattan, defined by a lavish, overscaled architecture of self-protection and marked by unassailable exclusivity, by habitable, hurricane-proof, high-rise works of art.