Architectural Gem, or Suicide Magnet?


Mickey Kaus confesses that he, too, was worried about the temptation to jump to his death from New York University's Bobst Library, and argues that certain architectural wonders need anti-jumper retrofitting. Meanwhile in The New Yorker, Tad Friend has a very interesting article about Golden Gate Bridge suicides and survivors, and the various unsuccessful attempts to make the government erect a safety fence or net. I'm sure there's a metaphor there somewhere.