Beijing Mandarin Oriental burns down

Um, why did it go up like a pile of kindling that someone had thrown gasoline on? Just wondering…

BldgBlog says this marks a symbolic end to the grandiose mega-construction we’ve seen worldwide – buildings that were meant for use only by the rich and connected.

What we need is a worldwide boom in construction of green, affordable housing. Let’s forget these pleasure domes for the wealthy and build stuff that everyone needs instead.

One Response to Beijing Mandarin Oriental burns down

  1. John Couzin Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Yea, socialism and mutual aid based on sustain ability.