James Howard Kunstler’s latest Eyesore of the Month, which I reprint from his blog Clusterfuck Nation, had to be the winner of this year’s ridiculous eVolo Magazine architecture contest. And so it was. Only the ugliest and the stupidest entries are permitted. In this case the winner digs up Central Park and surrounds it with a horizontal skyscraper in glass stretching around the park’s four sides … And then …
Here is Kunstler’s delightful evisceration:
Behold the winner of eVolo Magazine’s 2016 Skyscraper Competition.
I know. “Say, what…?” you say.
This latest exercise in techno-narcissism by trendster architects Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu imagines the massive excavation of New York’s Central Park and the re-fashioning of its bedrock into a fantasy sunken wilderness landscape with a 1,000-foot high glass wall around the whole shootin’ match. Maybe the genetic engineer techno-narcissists can be enlisted to supply a King Kong and a few tyrannosaurs to liven up the scene. (Or just set Donald J. Trump loose in it when the GOP mandarins pull the plug on his crusade for the White House.)
Note that one sign of cultural collapse is the widespread inability to distinguish mental health from mental illness.
We are so in trouble, America.