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 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.