The frozen sea, the city

“One day you will live in cities that resemble petrified oceans!”

The gap between this dream of frozen form and the accompanying future of unfrozen, non-gridded movement and passages. To what degree does the thought of moving fluidly through the city require that the city look like the ocean? But the petrification of the ocean means that any movement is just surface skating: fish out, and on top, of halted water, and beneath them, the dense, still, immense weight of a dead sea.

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