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Chandigarh – architectural arrogance

April 2, 2012 7 comments

I always thought that Corbusier was the masterplanner for Chandigarh – the new Indian city needed to make a place for refugees. It turns out that the hard work, and most of the decent decisions, were actually made by an American architect and his assistant, their work coming to an abrupt end with a plane crash. Corb then only taking over in the role as advisor and “saviour” to a desperate Indian Government not wanting to lose face.

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