I believe architecture reflects the social, economic and political culture from which it is created. [A new view of Whiteco, Inside Report, July 16]

At its best it can be thought-provoking, emotional, inspirational, or even humbling. It can have many layers of meaning. At its worst, it is a constant reminder of what might have been or what has been lost-a mistake which is often very expensive and virtually impossible to remedy. And it may last many lifetimes.

The Soviet Union, with maybe a few exceptions, will not be remembered for the timeless architecture it produced, unless in a negative way and as an example of how not to create beautiful architecture. The Pravda Headquarters is the manifestation of a people who were burdened with a powerful central government, a single political party, educational indoctrination, media control, massive transfers of wealth and the stifling of individual thought and creativity. The Pravda Headquarters reflects an uninspired people and design by committee.

Whiteco-does that explain it?

Whiteco’s similarities with Pravda

I believe architecture reflects the social, economic and political culture from which it is created. [A new view of Whiteco, Inside Report, July 16]

At its best it can be thought-provoking, emotional, inspirational, or even humbling. It can have many layers of meaning. At its worst, it is a constant reminder of what might have been or what has been lost-a mistake which is often very expensive and virtually impossible to remedy. And it may last many lifetimes.

The Soviet Union, with maybe a few exceptions, will not be remembered for the timeless architecture it produced, unless in a negative way and as an example of how not to create beautiful architecture. The Pravda Headquarters is the manifestation of a people who were burdened with a powerful central government, a single political party, educational indoctrination, media control, massive transfers of wealth and the stifling of individual thought and creativity. The Pravda Headquarters reflects an uninspired people and design by committee.

Whiteco-does that explain it?

Richard J. Gorman

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