Posts tagged New York
Lorenzo Bueno "Pointless" Opening

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm

Dear Boston Properties,

I have long been fascinated with 601 Lexington Ave, a building your company acquired in 2001. I can’t believe the whole building is lifted and supported by those columns! The 45 degree angle crown also really distinguishes it on the skyline. It’s a very impressive purchase, you must be very proud…

Since September I’ve been working on a proposal for an addition to your building. A folly of sorts. Have you ever looked up folly in the dictionary? It is most commonly used as a synonym for foolishness or lack of wisdom, but it has multiple definitions, two of which I find particularly interesting. In theater, folly is a common allegorical figure often portrayed as a jester. Folly is used for insight and advice on the part of the monarch, taking advantage of his license to mock and speak freely to dispense frank observations and highlight the foolishness of their ruler. In architecture, a folly is a costly ornamental building with no practical function, originally made to decorate French and English gardens in the eighteenth century, they were emblems of recreation and foolish luxury….

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