Monday, September 15, 2008

Made in China

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 11:47 PM

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The New York Times' architectural critic, Nicolai Ouroussoff, was quite impressed by China's olympic facilities, particularly buildings like the blue-bubbled aquatic center and the Bird's Nest stadium. Not only was he impressed by the buildings but at how the Chinese government literally remade a major section of Beijing with grand public works. Ouroussoff has an interesting piece in the Sunday Times' Week in Review section contrasting the public spending of China in creating its Olympic spectacle to the rebuilding of New Orleans and the lack of major federal spending to renew the city in terms of great public works. He mentions briefly some of the small scale innovative green projects, like Brad Pitt's Make It Right initiative (pictured).

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