Don’t know how we missed this seeing as we’re NPR-aholics, but Archinect alerted us to an awesome interview with Thom Mayne by Susan Stamberg. It’s a little about Caltrans, a little about architecture in LA and a lot about the Phare Tower in Paris, which will be the tallest building in Paris to be built since the Eiffel Tower.
We absolutely love the exchange between Mayne and the security guard at the Caltrans building (which, you may remember, was plagued with problems after opening):
“You’re the guy who built this building–designed it, I know, I know.”
“You still gonna talk to me?”