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Extreme Visions   “There is kind of an astonishment that I sometimes get from people in Princeton when they talk about the Gehry building, I mean you’d think something from Mars was going to land on the campus. There are those who might argue that fifty years from now we’re going to look at the Gehry building as some sort of weird aberration of the turn of the 21st century, whereas the (Collegiate Gothic) Porphyrios building will fit seamlessly into the larger historical fabric of Princeton. On the other hand, I do find it a little odd – knowing what we know about the way that students live and work and think today – that we would design a building intentionally anachronistically that way. I think that this debate is part of the larger urban imperative of architecture.”

— Stan Allen, Dean of Architecture Princeton University.