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These positive points will be, clearly, the realization of the
goals of the project's originators. What is painful about most
of our performing arts centers, however, is that they were
not built before such facilities became the "in" urban status
symbol of our decade. To designate our national performing
arts center as a memorial to President Kennedy's vitality
was felicitous. But to build theatres as monuments is basically inimical to theatre itself as others have noted forcefully. The activity of monument-visiting is a pilgrimage
made in somewhat quiet, detached, and nostalgic reverence;
whereas theatre-going, as we all know, is a social mixing in
the hubbub of things, a crowd gathering, a riotous mass
meeting. A theatre must be a theatre, not the symbol of a
theatre.
Kennedy Center is certainly designed as a monument in
every respect: it is sited in detachment, set on a pedestal
(literally over a freeway); its program detaches it from the
theatre life in its surroundings by not including any of the
District's groups; its aesthetic concept is detached from its
own time; and its public facilities will be actual monuments
both to our national pride in the performing arts and to the
memory of a man who gave those arts great impetus.

Ironically, the monumentality of the riverside site is threatened already, much to the frustration of both the architect

and the Center's board, by a proposed addition to the Watergate housing nearby, which will be several stories taller
than itself. This would effectively cancel the tactful massing
of which the architect is so proud: the overall volume of the
Center was designed 18" lower than the Lincoln Memorial
so as to avoid dwarfing it. (One suspects that on a 600foot-long building this considerate deference will prove a
somewhat inconsequential refinement.l At any rate, the
Watergate threat clearly indicates the unreality of making
monuments of such vital, changing elements in our society
as theatre.
What can be done in the future to improve on these results
and on the current process of theatre planning? First we
must recognize and then guard against several villains within
the theatre.
Besides the margin of human fallibility in projects of enormous complexity, the very tendency to monumentalize the
building of a theatre-not its size but its significance-until
it becomes overblown and out of proportion to the function
for which it is planned, is a major danger today. Any "overconsulted" theatre complex must become an ugly fruit of
committee consultation and of villainous compromise. The
question remains whether a strong personal statement that
is also in some respect a failure might not be better than a
bland, received-standard success.

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