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Oct. 11, 2004

Art: Reinventing Government

Edited by Karen Rosenberg

As we all learned four years ago, bad design can spoil an election. After discovering that hotelier André Balazs had purchased those infamous punch-card booths from the 2000 presidential election at a Miami flea market, architecture critic Paul Goldberger and design consultant Chee Perlman invited creative types to give them a makeover for The Voting Booth Project, at Parsons School of Design. Who knows—had the likes of David Byrne, Richard Meier, and Alex Isley (pictured, his Palm Beach Playhouse) been in charge last time around, chad might never have entered the national lexicon.



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