Linked List: February 2020

Peaceful Walking Tour of The Division’s New York City

A short film discussing some of the city’s history, architecture and politics.

Our first stop on our tour: The Projects, a residential settlement built between 1943 and 1945. An important figure in 20th century urban planning, Le Corbusier was a revolutionary architect. His vision: Old structures need to be replaced. His plan: Greatly destroy New York, and rebuilt it, according to his, “Great Vision.”

Oh. Just ignore the bullets, and, keep going. Listen to Django Reinhardt’s version of You’re Driving Me Crazy.

One point of criticism of the UN building is that the defining shape is the Secretariat — the big monolith — and not the assembly hall, seeming to indicate that administration dominates, rather than international understanding.