Skyscraper or Wolkenkranzer, 'Cloudscratcher', parts of the world. Sort by pinnacle. By year. Pull out and you can see one firm's work, or any other. Or a man, a man's work. If it's ever really one man.
It's the grid of grids, and it fucking spooks me for this reason. Sorting the world by the infinite grid. Seeing the world by it. Building it out of pixels, pixel brasilia, but component form, like any dream. Like every dream too, they end, and sorting by 'destroyed' yields a broken and mad cross-section. Cross-section, scanning the rings of a sawed-up tree. In reverse.
Romans extended the grid everywhere they conquered, to suggest the forever extension of empire and so what do we suggest with it now, I wonder. Yes.Posted by at July 24, 2002 08:56 PM