PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
Twenty years ago during the extraordinary building boom of the 80's, we saw a plethora of object buildings in the U.S. exalting the glories of demographically monochromatic corporate imagery. Celebrating power and wealth, these buildings presented a rich variety of materials and opulence in hopes of gaining a perception of permanence and a domination of success in each economic community in which they operated. Today almost all of the names of these buildings have changed creating havoc amongst architects who maintain slides and photography of their past work but also reflecting the enormous evolution of business in the past decade through mergers and acquisitions.
Figure 1.1Time magazine celebrates architects.