Um, A Ton Of People Just Died

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This is all starting to remind us half of the tsunami and half, weirdly, of the post-9/11 critical wake when people like Stockhausen, Philippe de Montebello, and even, somewhat although not really that strangely, former NYT architecture critic Herbert Muschamp all started talking about the masterful beauty of the artwork of Lower Manhattan’s devastation. Jessica Helfand’s got a post over on Design Observer that starts by comparing what just happened in New Orleans to Robert Smithson’s land art or a Christo and Jeanne Claude experiment.

Too soon.