Re: Ralph Erskine, dead at 91
The notion of reenacting the Trilon and Perisphere of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair is only virtual architecture at best. Nonetheless, I find it evocative of how 'design' could be handled, as in B's recognition of the archaeological.
Interesting how the Parthenon was destroyed by explosion--the building was used by the Turks as an ammunition magazine, and a stray spark during a battle ignited the sitting bomb. "And now it's a prosperous tourist destination."
I have a small portion of lower west Manhattan in 3D cad model form, a vestige of a small job I did for Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates in the early 1990s, and I might make further use of it now.