Comment 26960

By hard case (anonymous) | Posted October 19, 2008 at 14:11:02

I prefer marble, but would be happy to compromise with limestone, which has some practical, structural advantages if it is not as aesthetically pleasing as marble. But the issue is metaphoric too, of course: "What to do with city hall."

As for all the concrete, I blame the Romans.

Actually, come to think, I'm kind of surprised that concrete can't be tinted and polished to look more like marble than marble. Concrete gets used for kitchen countertops these days. Marble, still more costly and preferred, is relatively soft and absorbs stains. Maybe our minds are closed on this one?

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