Building The Future


Never seen such useless architecture. Nevertheless it looks quite fascinating. Most people don’t get the trick that this piece is no building at all. It’s a piece of art. Art can be useless, but in an abstract sense never is. It tells always a story or makes people be astonished.
"The Cerro del Obispo lookout point is a tall, concrete monolith along a pilgrimage trail in Mexico. Designed by Christ & Gantenbien, the “pilgrims column” stands like an extruded amoeba or giant Aalto vase made out of concrete.”
As I indicated before the monolith has many haters, when viewing comments about that project on other websites: “Ridiculous,” “useless,” “vaginal phallus,” are the statements, that are floating around. People have a lot to say about this simple concrete tower. Most people don’t get the point, that this piece is somehow art and it’s purpose was to spread spirituality rather than utility.

Never seen such useless architecture. Nevertheless it looks quite fascinating. Most people don’t get the trick that this piece is no building at all. It’s a piece of art. Art can be useless, but in an abstract sense never is. It tells always a story or makes people be astonished.

"The Cerro del Obispo lookout point is a tall, concrete monolith along a pilgrimage trail in Mexico. Designed by Christ & Gantenbien, the “pilgrims column” stands like an extruded amoeba or giant Aalto vase made out of concrete.”

As I indicated before the monolith has many haters, when viewing comments about that project on other websites: “Ridiculous,” “useless,” “vaginal phallus,” are the statements, that are floating around. People have a lot to say about this simple concrete tower. Most people don’t get the point, that this piece is somehow art and it’s purpose was to spread spirituality rather than utility.


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