Gates of Eden

Ignorance appears to be a badge of honor for press critics of the proposed park gates

Lawrence Halprin: "I should confess to you that I consider that these may very well be one of the most important things I've ever done."
Lawrence Halprin: "I should confess to you that I consider that these may very well be one of the most important things I've ever done."

With that, Halprin states the purpose for all the work he's done over the last century, including the Forest Park gates -- all joking aside. "The charge of an architect is to make the world better. That's the only charge. The idea here was to take something that was ambiguous and ugly and inconclusive and unfinished and make it finished and beautiful and interesting and nice. Therefore I think that's what it's going to do."

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