Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Very Tall Buildings

Architects (mostly if not all male and therefore phallic-brained) seem to have a fixation with very tall buildings. News today is that Dubai has the tallest building on the planet.

So what!

I guess I am conditioned by seeing the movie "Towering Inferno" several times and the comment by the fire chief (Steve McQueen) to the architect (Paul Newman) stays with me:

"Now, you know there's no sure way for us to fight a fire in anything over the seventh floor, but you guys just keep building 'em as high as you can."

This line always comes to mind whenever I stay in a hotel that has more than 7 floors and look at the fire escape plan.