Things that matter

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao – from La TĂȘte Krançien

Mammoth directs our attention to this post from LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, talking about the systemic flaws of lists of the best buildings (and architecture criticism in general):

When Vanity Fair magazine recently released the results of a survey ranking the most significant pieces

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Weekend Reading – Hauling Freight

Amtrak and Union Pacific trains pass each other. Photo by SP8254.

While American passenger rail often leaves much to be desired, our freight rail network is second to none. This privately owned and operated network often finds itself at odds with desires for increased passenger service and high speed operations.

Hauling the Freight: Freight

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Weekend Reading – “Taking my talents to South Beach”

"we are all witnesses" – partie traumatic

I’m back from a summer blogging vacation. It’s still damn hot in DC.

“I’m going to take my talents to South Beach.” The inescapable news in the sports world last week was LeBron James’ decision on where to play professional basketball. James spurned his current (and hometown)

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