Another Yamasaki Destroyed

Gilda Williams gave Yamasaki “the dubious title of the most significant architect of cataclysmic ruins of the late twentieth – and early twenty-first centuries” – referring specifically to Pruitt-Igoe and The World Trade Centre. Here’s another one to add to the list:

The six story military records centre designed by Yamasaki between 1951-56 without a sprinkler system. The Department of Defence had insisted that water would do more damage to the 38 million files the building housed than fire. The building burned to the ground in 1973 and all of the files, which dated back to 1885, destroyed.


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One Response to Another Yamasaki Destroyed

  1. Natasha Sandmeier says:

    Amazing story!