The modernist ideal of towers in a park has seldom been more successfully implemented than at Gateway Center, and old Pa Pitt attributes much of that success to the attention given to the park part of the deal. The landscaping is exquisite and always well maintained. A burbling fountain in the middle of adds water and subtracts city noise. It’s a glimpse of the urban paradise that was always in the modernists’ heads when they designed their buildings, but which they hardly ever succeeded in getting out of their heads and into the city.
Why should the beautiful die?