Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"The box is a fascist symbol"

... said Frank Lloyd Wright in a famous televised interview with Hugh Downs, what, 55 years ago now.

Maybe he had a nightmare one night of a dystopian future where townhouses invade once-charming Ballard.

Here we see the clean lines of The Box broken up by some sort of house-remora.  Maybe there's a charming alcove on the inside?

Never forget what is just under the skins of these wretched, cheap, houses.  Sawdust and glue!

People who live in townhouses would live in condos, but they can't afford the dues.  Here we see a future tenement block, which will probably all burn down in a crack-pipe-triggered fire.

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