i do not think it is enough to say that i sympathise
with those of you in america. but that is all i can do
- eloquence deserts me.
the one question that has haunted me is why would
anyone want to do this? the answer eludes me. what may
be the purpose only makes me think of the 'terrible
beauty' that yeats talks about.
--- Gunnar Jauch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> am 12.09.2001 10:36 Uhr schrieb Arwin van Arum unter
> [log in to unmask]:
> > And of course I thought about how I'd never seen
> the Twin Towers and now
> > never will. But first and foremost about how many
> people worked there, which
> > is just too many to bear thinking about, and the
> horrific realisation that
> > if 'only' a few thousand people die, we should
> have been so lucky that it
> > wasn't tens of thousands of people. That just
> illustrates the scope of this
> > disaster.
> Dear Arwin,
> since you mentioned the buildings--
> Although this may be inappropriate to mention it at
> the moment because of
> the horrible loss of so many human lives: From the
> purely architectural
> viewpoint, the Twin Towers have always struck me as
> a dubious achievement.
> Architect Yamasaki designed the two somewhat awkward
> and simplistic volumes
> with square shaped floor plans and clad them in a
> strange, neo-gothic
> aluminum facade.
> Some of its interiors seemed to me rather vulgar and
> banal, compared to such
> masterpieces as the Empire State, the Seagram's or
> the Ford Foundation
> Now, of course, all these considerations are vain.
"...he starts to walk again. He'd go a long way to see perfect stars."
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