When The Politician Meets

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the Architect

Jonathan Glancey ponders what the landmark buildings of a country tell us about its political life.

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Economics, Grand Designs and Vanity Construction

Political will as much as economic circumstance shapes the look of our capital cities, especially the skylines.

For ambitious politicians, high-rise buildings spell success and a will to triumph.

Yet skyscrapers are essentially old-fashioned, reminiscent of 1890s Chicago and 1920s Manhattan.

2008043020080504

the Architect

Jonathan Glancey ponders what the landmark buildings of a country tell us about its political life.

2/2.

Economics, Grand Designs and Vanity Construction

Political will as much as economic circumstance shapes the look of our capital cities, especially the skylines.

For ambitious politicians, high-rise buildings spell success and a will to triumph.

Yet skyscrapers are essentially old-fashioned, reminiscent of 1890s Chicago and 1920s Manhattan.