Weekend 176.0 (the Bilbao Effect)

Infrastructure(1) Found – The Comics Of Chris Ware: Drawing Is A Way Of Thinking

I just finished Makeshift Metropolis by Witold Rybczynski so the timing of this “find” is serendipitous. I was also able to track down a copy of This American Life: Lost Buildings Book/DVD this weekend in the NPR Shop.

(1a) Photo-Op: Wheels of Dreams (WSJ)

(2) Frank Gehry: A sit-down with the artist of architecture (WSJ)

(2a) Architecture and Design by Frank Gehry

It seemed like a cool dream, but the dream of utopia is a great first sentence that disintegrates when you get into the paragraph.
Bob Gurr

(3) Dear Urban Cyclists: Go Play in Traffic (WSJ)

“The reason it took mankind 5,000 years to get the idea for the bicycle is that it was a bad idea. The bicycle is the only method of conveyance worse than feet. You can walk up three flights of stairs carrying one end of a sofa. Try that on a bicycle.”

(3a) The Rise of the Designer Bike (WSJ)

(4) “The thing you push against is the thing that lifts you up.” (Delta Airlines Advertisement)

(4a) New York needs runways, but ‘ghost airport’ stays quiet

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