Sunday, December 5, 2010

China's Skyscrapers

Today, I have an assignment for you.

China is building skyscrapers, lots of them, including the world's tallest building.  Read this article before going on the next paragraph.

Then compare and contrast the above article with this classic essay, The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered, written in March 1896 by Louis H. Sullivan, the architect and creator of the modern skyscraper.

This is some of the most brilliant prose ever written, let alone on real estate development.

The implications for China, the United States, and the rest of the world are beyond comprehension.