“Anyone can build a building and put rooms in it. But we should put human beings at the head of our thought processes. You want to hopefully spark their enthusiasm. Like riding in a glass elevator: Everyone talks on a glass elevator. You get on a closed-in elevator, everyone looks down at their shoes.
A glass elevator lets people’s spirits expand. Architecture should be a symphony.”
John Portman, architect, Goodbye in 2017, 1924-2017