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Every Building Gets Its 15 Minutes

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One of these days, some contrite starchitect's going to call for a return to "timeless" rather than "iconic" designs (we're looking at you, Gehry). Or maybe not. Someone, anyway, thinks buildings are trying way too hard to be loved these days: "Clients have encouraged their architects to go to greater and greater lengths to design buildings that are unusual, surprising, even shocking. But the shock will inevitably wear off, and 100 years from now, all those iconic wannabes will resemble a cross between a theme park and the Las Vegas strip." [WSJ]