26.3.12

Is high-tech modern architecture dangerous?

An interesting piece in the New York Post on Saturday.
An octogenarian smashed into an Apple store window.

“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd,” said her attorney, Derek T. Smith. “But on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.”

Several interesting but very different ideas expressed in this little quote.
Let's analyse:
1) There is a type of architecture that appeals to the tech crowd
2) High-tech modern architecture poses a danger to some people
3) There is such a thing as high-tech modern architecture
4) The client has to appreciate his dangerous commisioned architecture

"Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company vice president, claims the tech company’s signature glass architecture is a menace to little old ladies after she failed to see the glass door at a Long Island location and smashed her face."

I'm sure Bruno Taut is turning in his grave.

Glass Architecture a menace to little old ladies. Paswall. Oh, the irony.

©Picture Apple Store Manhasset: Apple.com

1 comment:

LEE said...

wow this place looks like a nice place. thank for showing it to me.