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After a decade of creating jutting projections for museums, Daniel Libeskind has attempted to redefine the look of another institution: the shopping mall. ArchRecord | Slideshow | prev.
i wouldn't call it is an improvement on the real thing! will tom petty shoot a video there or barbra streisand and james brolin will be spotted outside the samuel goldwyn pavilion Theatres at the mall, arm in arm, without so much as sunglasses to disguise their identities or michael jackson, for instance, would be spotted there in some swiss highplanes village, checking out the holograms at a specialty store? huh? they wish...
more name dropping? how about captain kirk himself william shatner showing up to sign books.
and of course not to mention the beauty of the mall, space, light, pico blvd, juniors jewish deli, apple pan across the street...
swimming pools? too european, no thanks. mall shoppers would pee in the pool, that's the way they are. "it is too far to bathrooms, i'll just pee in the pool," you know what i am saying? we have ymca for that. go jump in a pool speedos! yeah in ymca! we need more sales, deep discounts, going out of business sales...Wesside, 'jon jerde' made
*speacial note for lenscrafters on westside pavillion. they suck. don't buy anything there boycot! thank you.
Well at least it was built over a highway. and thus isn't taking up precious greenfield space?
HA. I appreciate anyone who thinks that every building type is an opportunity for a design exercise.
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