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March 29, 2007


william j fugo, jr


On the strength of Marcel Breuer himself and the importance of this tower as one of the few realized examples of his work in a high rise format. It is a finely tailored suit not a fancy party dress but in itself it is an important architectural statement and it is a building that will be more appreciated with more time.

MM Jones

Cleveland should be saving buildings, not tearing them down. There are so many vacant, abandoned within the city limits, it seems totally bizarre that the County would feel the need to demolish these historic buildings. Cleveland needs all the landmarks and heritage it can keep.

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One-Way Street [Einbahnstrasse, 1928] was Walter Benjamin's first effort to break out of the narrow confines of the academy and apply the techniques of literary studies to life as it is currently lived. For Benjamin criticism encompasses the ordinary objects of life, the literary texts of the time, films in current release, and the fleeting concerns of the public sphere. Following Benjamin's lead, this blog is concerned with the political content of the aesthetic and representations of the political in the media. As Benjamin writes in One-Way Street, "He who cannot take sides should keep silent."