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id acadia03_055
authors Sanabria, Sergio and Puranandi, Murali (et al.)
year 2003
title The Tower of Babel a transformation of vladimir tatlinís monument to thethird international as a new headquarters for the united
source Connecting >> Crossroads of Digital Discourse [Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture / ISBN 1-880250-12-8] Indianapolis (Indiana) 24-27 October 2003, p. 427
summary This studio, subsidized by a grant from the Havighurst Center for RussianStudies, focused on a collective investigation of a visionary early sovietproject of 1918-20 by Vladimir Tatlin for a Monument to the ThirdInternational. The twelve students in this studio decided to use Tatlinísproject as a starting point for a new and greatly expanded headquartersfor the United Nations, to be sited on the Upper Bay of New York CityĖas aclimactic intermediate between the Varrazano Narrows bridge, the Statueof Liberty, and the profi le of Lower Manhattan. The political aspirationsmetaphorically embodied in this monument seemed appropriate to thelofty goals of the United Nations.
series ACADIA
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