Okay, mark today on your calendars, because I happen to agree with NYFC’s Commie Mayor:
Mayor de Blasio: ‘We Are Going to Ban’ Glass and Steel Skyscrapers
Okay, my reasons for agreement are not the same as his reasons for this policy. He wants to ban glass and steel skyscrapers because of oh-so-fashionable Green reasons, while I want to ban them because they’re cold and fugly.
Long ago, I used to work across the road from this Helmut Jahn-designed monstrosity:
…and I just loved those afternoons when my office was turned into a combination sauna / tanning salon. The company had to invest in smoked-glass office windows and blinds for an entire floor because of this bullshit.
They’re also a menace: try driving in a city at dawn or sunset, turning a corner and being utterly blinded by the sunlight’s reflection off some architect’s wet dream.
One of my favorite scenes in a movie was the last few seconds of Fight Club, where a whole bunch of glass skyscrapers are blown up.
I have an alibi.