|San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge|
The thing that struck me the most is his advocacy for the "technological sublime", that aspect of human constructions that awes and lifts us through our body awareness. I often feel this myself, like when encountering a hand-made rather than machine-made object or building (that sports the variations of the human hand, rather than the dead straight lines of mere efficiency). He convinced me that building a purely functional project is MORE not less expensive than a beautiful project, because a beautiful project prevents many of the objections that engender expensive delays. I'm overjoyed to hear a respected manager of his stature advocating such a beauty-centered attitude! Right direction, more, I say!