Sunday, June 05, 2011

Norman Mailer's Lego City Of The Future

"If we are to avoid a megalopolis five hundred miles long, a city
without shape or exit, a nightmare of ranch houses, highways, suburbs
and industrial sludge," he wrote in a 1964 essay in Architectural Forum,
"then there is only one solution: the cities must climb, they must not
spread, they must build up, not by increments, but by leaps, up and up,
up to the heavens."