Michelangelo and his famous sculpture of David were the sculptor’s inspiration – “Just remove everything that is not David.”
He wanted to eliminate the impact of future environmental damage, but did not have the technical competence to do it. Acid rain, insect poop, burning of solid waste in the open, underground construction would all impact the life of the structure. The magnificence would certainly outlive its creator, but may not outlive environmental policies, commercial interests and social indifference.
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