The best Quotes by Helmut Jahn

The best Quotes by Helmut Jahn

Helmut Jahn (January 4, 1940 – May 8, 2021) was a German-American architect, known for projects such as the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany; the Messeturm in Frankfurt, Germany; the Thompson Center in Chicago; One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Bangkok, Thailand, among others.

I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity.
Every building is a prototype. No two are alike.
Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new.
Transparency is not the same as looking straight through a building: it's not just a physical idea, it's also an intellectual one.
Most architects say: I want to use this type of glass, even if it's too reflective or doesn't let enough light in. However, the use of a certain type of glass might change the comfort level.

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One of the main differences between Munich and Berlin is that when thousands of people get drunk in silly clothes and start vomitting, we don't call it "Oktoberfest", we call it "Tuesday".
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Berlin will live and the Wall will fall!
Willy Brandt - 10. November 1989
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Look at Berlin, where Germans and Americans learned to work together and trust each other less than three years after facing each other on the field of battle.
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Berlin - the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.
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You're crazy, child, you should go to Berlin.
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Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is "Ich bin ein Berliner."
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People of the world - look at Berlin, where a wall came down, a continent came together, and history proved that there is no challenge too great for a world that stands as one.
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As soon as you come into Berlin, it's over with peachiness and elegance.
In the face of God, all people are from Berlin.
These days, space is less dangerous than the streets of Berlin.
I don't believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can't learn in Berlin except the German language.
You know what they say about Chicago. If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.
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Why are there so many Latina's in Illinois?
Because that's where the Chica go.
Take me away, like I overdosed on cocaine
Or take me away like a bullet from Kurt Cobain, suicide
I'm from a windy city like Do or Die
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You can leave Chicago, but it will never leave you.
Village idiot? Hello, Chicago is a city, not a village, and the best city in the world!
Lydia Berman in Thunder Force
Looking at Chicago from outside the city in daylight is one of the most depressing sights in the world.
Neo Tribes in Cyberpunk 2077
Two-thirty, baby, won't you meet me by The Bean?
Too early, maybe later you can show me things
You know what it is, whenever I visit
Windy city, she blowin' me kisses
Drake - Chicago Freestyle, Album: D6
There are too many senior citizens and good residents in Chicago who are sick and tired of having to walk several blocks out of their way when they leave their homes just to avoid the gangs and drug dealers on the street corner.
Chicago is not the most corrupt American city. It's the most theatrically corrupt.
My favorite big city would have to be Chicago. I lived in Indiana for several years and would always go into the city with my family for Cubs games or to visit the aquarium and museums on field trips.
I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York is talk, Chicago is work.
The food and the people in Thailand never let you down and Bangkok is an astonishing place - the culture's lovely and gentle.
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Bangkok - which is kinda the same.
Shopping in Thailand is super cheap and generally high quality. Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don't be scared. They sell coconuts.
Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions.
In England, they drive on the left side of the road.
In Pennsylvania we drive on what's left of the road.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Pennsylvania - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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