The tragic 2007 fire at the Deutsche Bank Building in New York City exposed safety lapses and communication breakdowns at various levels. It prompted renewed emphasis on “safety first”, and a major overhaul of demolition and abatement processes in the City.
The Management Institute at Ahmedabad in India demonstrates architect Louis Kahn’s fascination with expressiveness of commonly used building materials. His masterful architecture of brick and concrete was threatened by possible demolition a few months ago. However, strong lobbying by journalists, architects and preservationists around the world forced the institute to change its course, keeping Louis Kahn’s legacy alive