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A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York

Manhattan ​is the arena for the terminal stage of Western civilization.
Throught the simultaneous explosion of human density and invasion of new technologies, Manhattan became, from 1850 on, a mythical laboratory for the invention and testing of a revolutionary lifestyle: the Culture of Congestion.
Delirious New Yor first published in 1978, is a poliemical investigation of that Manhattan: it documents the symbiotic relationship between its mutant metropolitan culture and the unique architecture to which it gave rise – though this book argues that it often appears that the architecture generated the culture.
This book exposes the consistency and coherence of the seemingly unrelated episodes of Manhattan's urbanism: it is an interpretation that establishes New York as the product of an unformulated movement, Manhattanism, whwose true program was so outrageous that in order for it to be realized it could never be openly declared.
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The Monacelli Press, New York, 1994
320 oldal · ISBN: 9781885254009

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Rem Koolhaas: Delirious New York A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Bevallom, ez a Rem Koolhaas nevű férfi egy érdekes baleset eredménye az életemben. Eddig nem érdekelt különösebben a modern építészet, már azon kívül, hogy egy gyenge pillanatomban beleszerettem Chicago felhőkarcolóiba. Nem érdekelt, mert ugyan nagyon szoros érzelmi szálak fűznek New Yorkhoz, a viszonyunk ellentmondásos. Olyan se veled, se nélküled.
Egy autós magazinban olvastam Koolhaasról, éppen unatkoztam egy váróteremben, és megláttam, micsoda épületeket épít. Elkezdett érdekelni, ki ez a fickó, aztán kiderült,hogy írni is tud, nem is akárhogy, és méghozzá tele van a feje fantasztikus gondolatokkal.
Korunk egyik, ha nem legsikeresebb, építésze ebben a könyvében New York építészeti koncepciójának filozófiai és társadalmi gyökereiről mesél, és újabb bizonyítékát adja annak, hogy az ember soha nem csak úgy csinál valamit. Az ember minden tevékenységével alkot. Világot önmagának.
Ilyen ez a könyv. Megint csak azt bizonyítja, hogy az ember egy kicsit Isten is.
A könyv sajnos csak angolul elérhető, de megéri a fáradságot az olvasás, És nem csak építészeknek.


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LOBOTOMY
Buildings have both an interior and an exterior.
In Western architecture there has been the humanistic assumption that it is desirable to establish a moral relationship between the two, whereby the exterior makes certain revelations about the intenor that the interior corroborates. The „honest” facade speaks about the activities it conceals.
But mathematically, the interior volume of three-dimensional objects increases in cubed leaps and the containing envelope only by squared increments: less and less surface has to represent more and more interior activity. …
In the deliberate discrepancy between container and contained New York's makers discover an area of unprecedented freedom. They exploit and formalize it in the architectural equivalent of a lobotomy – the surgical severance of the connection between the frontal lobes and the rest of the brain to relieve some mental disorders by disconnecting thought processes from emotions.
The architectural equivalent separates exterior and interior architecture. In this way the Monolith spares the outside world the agonies of the continuous changes raging inside it.
It hides everyday life.

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With the Equitable Building (1915) the process of reproduction loses its credibility through the grim deterioration – both financial and environmental – it inflicts on its surroundings. Its shadow alone reduces rents in a vast area of adjoining properties, while the vacuum of its intenor is filled at the expense of its neighbors. Its success is measured by the destruction of its context.

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Manhattan is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone.

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Manhattanism is the one urbanistic ideology that has fed, from its conception, on the splendors and miseries of the metropolitan condition – hyper·density – without once losing faith in it as the basis for a desirable modern culture. Manhattan's architecture is a paradigm for the exploitation of congestion.

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For the price of one, Thompson has created two distinct cities, each with its own character, its own life, its own inhabitants. Now the city itself is to be lived in shifts; the electric city, phantom offspring of the „real” City, is an even more powerful instrument for the fulfillment of fantasy.

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Where Luna insists on its otherworldIiness by claiming an outrageous alien location, Dreamland relies on a more subliminal and plausible dissociation: its entrance porches are underneath gigantic plaster-of-paris ships under full sail, so that metaphorically the surface of the entire park is "underwater:' an Atlantis found before it has ever been lost.

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In 1902 the Flatiron Building is a model of such sheer multiplicatlon 300 feet of upward extrusion – nothing more than 22 times its triangular site, made accessible by six elevators. Only its photogenic razor-blade elevation reveals It as the mutation it is: the earth reproducing itself. For seven years „the most famous building in the world” it is the first icon
of the double life of utopia.

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The Grid's two-dimensional discipline also creates undreamt of freedom for three-dimensional anarchy.

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With its imposition, Manhattan is forever immunized against- any (further) totalitarian intervention. In the single block – the largest possible area that can fall under architectural control – it develops the maximum unit of urbanistic ego.

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In 1626 Peter Minult buys the island Manhattan for 24 dollars from „the Indians.” But the transaction is a falsehood; the sellers do not own the property. They do not even live there. They are just visiting.

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