We thought Wired's Today in History might serve as some sort of parable to today's architectural landscape. What happens when you build aggrandizing monuments to the prevailing faith, make it a rush job, and try to build on an unprecedented scale?
It all comes crashing down, man. And that's what happened to the dome of Hagia Sophia in 558, just 21 years after it was completed in 537. Gehry, consider yourself warned.
· May 7, 558: The Roof Caves In on the Hagia Sophia [Wired News]