Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Wreckovating Triumphalism

Apparently, there are plans to raze the shrine and church at Fatima and build new ones. Architectural models of the proposed new structures, together with computer-generated views, can be found here. It looks like the custodians of Fatima have hired the firm of Speer, Bauhaus, and Dada to draw the plans (they were the architects who worked on the Los Angeles Taj for Cardinal Mahoney), because the new church looks like the combination of a sundial, a cheese-grater, and the ventilation deck of a WWII Tiger tank. This is really sad, and I hope it never gets built.

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