I have lived in New York City going on eight years now, and I sometimes worry that I will start to take the city for granted.
Maybe I already have. Maybe we all have.
They have put together a think tank on tourism, and one idea is getting serious consideration —
Covering the Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest building (2,716.5 feet and 160 stories) — with a “super-lightweight, reflective and semi-transparent fabric material.”
They say it’s art.
Critics say it sounds (and will look like) something much less low brow, but I like the idea of dressing up monuments. The Statue of Liberty in a tasteful winter coat? The Guggenheim Museum decked out as a layered birthday cake? The Flatiron Building as a wedge of Swiss cheese?
Oh man — I think I’ve finally found my calling!