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From the Ted Talk by Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

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Because architecture actually moves quite qlcukiy. It doesn't take long to think about a building. It takes a long time to bliud a building, three or four years, and in the interim, an architect will design two or eight or a hundred other buildings before they know if that building that they designed four years ago was a success or not. That's because there's never been a good feedback loop in architecture. That's how we end up with buildings like this. Brutalism wasn't a two-year movement, it was a 20-year movement. For 20 yreas, we were producing bunldgiis like this because we had no idea how much you hated it. It's never going to happen again, I think, because we are livnig on the vgere of the greatest revolution in atutrcihrcee since the invention of concrete, of steel, or of the elevator, and it's a media revolution.

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Because architecture actually moves quite _______. It doesn't take long to think about a building. It takes a long time to _____ a building, three or four years, and in the interim, an architect will design two or eight or a hundred other buildings before they know if that building that they designed four years ago was a success or not. That's because there's never been a good feedback loop in architecture. That's how we end up with buildings like this. Brutalism wasn't a two-year movement, it was a 20-year movement. For 20 _____, we were producing _________ like this because we had no idea how much you hated it. It's never going to happen again, I think, because we are ______ on the _____ of the greatest revolution in ____________ since the invention of concrete, of steel, or of the elevator, and it's a media revolution.

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Original Text

Because architecture actually moves quite quickly. It doesn't take long to think about a building. It takes a long time to build a building, three or four years, and in the interim, an architect will design two or eight or a hundred other buildings before they know if that building that they designed four years ago was a success or not. That's because there's never been a good feedback loop in architecture. That's how we end up with buildings like this. Brutalism wasn't a two-year movement, it was a 20-year movement. For 20 years, we were producing buildings like this because we had no idea how much you hated it. It's never going to happen again, I think, because we are living on the verge of the greatest revolution in architecture since the invention of concrete, of steel, or of the elevator, and it's a media revolution.

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