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From an interview with a mild-mannered maniac

In Excerpts on February 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

“The idea that Manhattan might someday be compressed into a giant fossil, and that it will be buried in marine rock somewhere, is absolutely spine-tingling. What would it be like to be the person who then discovers it? And is that archaeology or paleontology? It’s like those fossilized forests that have been found deep inside coal mines—but imagine now that you instead find the black, sprawling fossils of Shanghai or Moscow, embedded in rocks nearly a mile below the surface of the earth, 99 million years from now.”

Interview. Photo.

Newness

In Thoughts on December 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm

A new year is for new things. Some old things too. Like aging.

But the new is more exciting, like this site, dedicated to a new TBE, my column on the built environment. When I first began TBE, it had little identity, but as I wrote more and more, it lost what bit it had and devolved into a series of sprawling, philosophical essays. I don’t regret this, but I do want to begin afresh, with a true, blog-style column on the matter, especially now that, since I began the project, I am now in a position to comment more sophisticatedly on the topic as the associate editor of gb&d magazine.

My hope is that I can present relevant news, cool ideas, and quick commentary in the format of great blogs like Bobulate and BLDG BLOG.  

To a new year and a new project but an older mind. I think these things will benefit one another.