"Award Winning" historian throws a (very public) tantrum
An award-winning historian and expert on Le Corbusier, William JR Curtis, got annoyed and left the panel discussion when the audience started opposing the “one-sided” discussion. Curtis left the stage stating that it was rude on the part of the people to behave with an expert in this manner.
Earlier in the day, SD Sharma, a former UT Chief Architect who was one of the members of Le Corbusier’s team, while speaking at the symposium, said with the increase in the population, the pressure on the existing infrastructure had increased. The Administration had to find a solution for it without chsnging the original character of the city
Another former Chief Architect of the UT Sumit Kaur, while speaking on the issues of parking and development of commercial sub-centres in the peripheral areas of the city, said all these issues had been dealt with in the master plan of the city and recommendations had been made to the Administration in this regard.
Former Chief Town Planner of Punjab KK Kaul said the population burden had increased in Chandigarh as it was the capital of two states. He said the Administration should follow stringent rules while permitting development on the periphery of the city. John Bass, an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, was more concerned about the preservation of heritage buildings.