Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Quote Of The Day: Towering Edition

“It was a large, scaleless lump, which completely dominated that end of Manhattan. It only became iconic when it was knocked over by a bunch of Arabs.”
-- Robert Hughes

Got to hand it to critics; they can cut through the sort of trifling sentimentalism that comes from having a couple thousand innocents die and get to the real stuff: architectural criticism.

Hughes captures the heart of the nation, continuing, “It would have been terrible if those Al-Qaeda guys had knocked down either the Chrysler Building or the Rockefeller Center.”

Maybe the new al-Jaz English network can bring him on as its architectural critic.

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