In a draft order obtained by the Sun-Times, Trump declares that future buildings should look like those of ancient Rome, Greece and Europe.
In a seven-page draft executive order obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times, Trump declares that the federal government since the 1950s has “largely stopped building beautiful buildings that the American people want to look at or work in.”
Future federal government buildings, he decrees, should look like those of ancient Rome, Greece and Europe.
“Classical architectural style shall be the preferred and default style,” he states.
Trump’s draft order is titled — get ready for it — “Making Federal Buildings Great Again.”
In a Tweet from the AIA National organization account, the group writes, "The AIA strongly opposes uniform style mandates for federal #architecture," adding that "Architecture should be designed for the specific communities that it serves, reflecting our rich nation’s diverse places, thought, culture and climates. Architects are committed to honoring our past as well as reflecting our future progress, protecting the freedom of thought and expression that are essential to democracy."1
- 1. URL: https://twitter.com/AIANational/status/1224851802073587712