Architecture L.A. Communism
posted by June 19 at 12:17 PMon
Despite all of its utopian talk about “the future society,” “society of knowledge,” “communities [being] organized structures,” and the “dynamic development of our society,” Arcspace’s article failed to recognize the real inspiration of the tower for Coop Himmelb(l)au’s Central Los Angeles Area High School #9:
The Tatlin Tower:
On overcast days, the top of the Tatlin Tower, which never made it into the world (in 1917, the Soviet Union had the desire but not the resources to make it real), was to project international news, important information, empowering slogans on the belly of passing clouds. That is the stuff of my dreams.