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11.10.09 | 2:05 am

The Post-Big Era: Will Small-Scale Ingenuity Replace Large-Scale Architecture?

The extra-large architectural complex–art museums, libraries, office complexes–built so prolifically over the past decade are commonly described as expressions of civic pride. They might just as easily be called grandiose expressions of runaway prosperity and municipal vanity. Whatever you call them, shrinking government revenue and newly parsimonious corporate donors have combined to bring the curtain down on mega-projects. Welcome to the post-big epoch.

The Post-Big Era: Will Small-Scale Ingenuity Replace Large-Scale Architecture?
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