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Henry Cobb Eric Owen Moss Conversation
Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb discuss Cobb's extensive tower projects. Cobb talks about lessons he has learned from decades of...
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Eric Owen Moss introduces Henry Cobb. Cobb describes his relationship with SCI-Arc and his beliefs in the direction architecture...
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Eric Owen Moss talks about images and representation in corporate buildings, particularly skyscrapers. Henry Cobb relates his...
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Henry Cobb talks about the window and glass issues that emerged after the completion of his John Hancock Tower in Boston. This...
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Henry Cobb and Eric Owen Moss discuss architecture in terms of power. They talk about maneuverability of architects. Cobb ends by...
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Henry Cobb describes a series of early towers, and then focuses on Boston's John Hancock Building. Cobb talks about the existing...
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Henry Cobb contrasts the muteness of tower forms with the verbosity of signage. He discusses his intention to manipulate the cube...

Henry Cobb Eric Owen Moss Conversation

Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb discuss Cobb’s extensive tower projects. Cobb talks about lessons he has learned from decades of experience. The pair describe their working methods and general views toward mute form, urban planning, and the changing role of the tower. Cobb talks about his fascination with trying to make towers dance.

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Eric Owen Moss and Henry Cobb, citing the Hagia Sophia as an example, discuss making new forms in contemporary contexts out of...
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Eric Owen Moss talks about images and representation in corporate
buildings, particularly skyscrapers. Henry Cobb relates his experiences and his knowledge of tower projects by describing several of his projects and their urban intentions, notably Boston’s John Hancock Building. They discuss the impact towers have on cities.


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Henry Cobb contrasts the muteness of tower forms with the verbosity of signage. He discusses his intention to manipulate the cube into a form that changes shape as the observer moves around it. Cobb argues that skyscrapers meet the ground, not the sky, and looks for the typology to change from portraying authority to portraying diversity.