Sunday, February 26, 2012

Imagine . . .

Gossips has published this link before, but after last week's news that Holcim is closing its Catskill plant forever, it seems appropriate to recall what Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill did nearly forty years ago with an abandoned cement plant near Barcelona. Click here to be reminded of the possibilities.  

1 comment:

  1. Bofill is a truly visionary architect; I've loved his work ever since it served as a set for Terry Gilliam's movie Brazil in the early 80s.

    However, I would be very, very leery of living in a former cement plant that is not fully remediated. The amount of mercury alone that could be lurking on such a site could be staggering.