Why do so many new buildings look like a pile of Jenga blocks?

Why do so many new buildings look like a pile of Jenga blocks?

Why do so many new buildings look like a pile of Jenga blocks?

What we build.
April 15 2009 7:05 AM

The Jenga Effect

A new vogue for tottering towers.

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Click here to read a slide-show essay on the architectural vogue of stacking.

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Witold Rybczynski is an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.