This really is grotesque and offensive...
Who was the bridge engineer? It surely was not Piano, who, as i recall, is an architect...
Give credit to the engineer !
The only rational and morally correct line of action. Then we have to haul the individuals behind this calamity in front of a judge.
“A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.”
No space for beauty czars in this process...
Many moons ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days with Roger Scruton, at a 21st Century Trust's seminar. I enjoyed his sharp mind, and indeed also his sharp tongue. I did not enjoy some of his views.
As architecture is about space, light, joy and social and environmental responsibility, and not about 'beauty' or styles', it is my view that a neutral advocate would serve us better.
Tell me this is a 1 April, misguided, joke! Architecture is not about styles. It is about light and space and joy, not stylistic bullshit ...
We do need to educate people like this man.