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The Sun-Times writer suggests that Mies might count as a Brutalist ? If so, the term has lost its meaning.
At 78 I ride, a little, and carefully, without a helmet. I go behind people and cars, not in front of them: courtesy, as a self-defense ? I try to drive that way, too. Many bicyclists ride in the city as if they were on the track. I hope that's not what architect Jahn was doing.
https://abc7chicago.com/helmut-jahn-chi ... /10603610/
Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
If the architectural press and thence the profession followed Graves in the mid to late 1980s it did not last long...by 1988 Mildred Schmertz et al were pushing the contortions and poke you in the eye shrapnel of the Deconstructivists. That is still with us today in some respects.I saw it in 1988, and was duly impressed. The movement in architecture could have followed Jahn, rather than Graves, a that point. It took the wrong path.
Jahn designed a laudable skyscraper in Philadelphia in the mid 1980’s that dispensed with informal height restrictions in center city. He thought what Philadelphia needed was a skyline...he designed a building reminiscent of VanAlen’s Chrysler building:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Franc ... tt_Marquis
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ardens.jpg