“Everything is so planned and ordered that the imagination and emotions are driven out of these spaces. When I’m on the High Line, walking single-file and darting around people, or seated on one of the placed bench-features, I note a narcosis slipping in, a numbness that clouds my focus and turns me into an extra here, just another closed-programmed system […]”
“The new hyperspaces are parks only for the day. Not for the night. The new spaces are not for dreaming. Or love, writing, working, worrying, or anything unknown. At night, these gussied-up spaces are for whatever entertainment might be planned. And maintenance crews.”
Must read van Jerry Saltz over kunst en architectuur in de openbare ruimte van nu.