Can the iconoclastic architect design a structure that's cheap, green, and secure?

Can the iconoclastic architect design a structure that's cheap, green, and secure?

What we build.
July 23 2008 6:58 AM

Thom Mayne's U.S. Federal Building

Can the iconoclastic architect design a structure that's cheap, green, and secure?

Click here to launch a slide show on Thom Mayne's U.S. Federal Building.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about Thom Mayne's U.S. Federal Building.

.

Advertisement

.

.

.

Witold Rybczynski is Slate's architecture critic His latest book is The Biography of a Building: How Robert Sainsbury and Norman Foster Built a Great Museum. Visit his Web site. Follow him on Twitter.

  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
July 27 2015 3:45 PM The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
  Health & Science
Science
July 27 2015 12:08 PM A Brief History of Everything A supersized MinutePhysics that tackles our evolution, from the Big Bang to present day.