Saturday, December 06, 2008

DO YOU REMEMBER the expensive decor in the ceiling of a chamber at the UN's Geneva building, pompously called "the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room"?

Well, just one week after its grandiose opening, it's crumbling down:

UPDATE. Claudia Rosett (welcome to her readers): "Whether this is life imitating art, or vice versa, I’m not sure. But that ceiling of mulitcolored “melting” stalactites, with its over-the-top tab, 100 tons of paint, and dysfuntional design, is a superb metaphor for the UN itself."

UPDATE II. More pics here.