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Recognizing the uplifting power of architecture
by Global Good News staff writer

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1 November 2011

During a recent lecture at the Garrison Institute* in New York, USA, Jeffrey Abramson, a successful businessman and real estate developer, spoke about how intelligent building design can positively influence all who pass through the building.

Mr Abramson spoke of two types of buildings: those that uplift the spirit and those that crush the spirit.

He began by asking the audience of young professionals, 'How many have ever been in a building that exhilarates you, lifts you? That's what architecture is really about. . . .

'How many of you have ever been in a building that is so terrible that you don't realize how terrible it is until you go out?' The audience laughed in recognition.

Mr Abramson continued, 'You need the contrast to realize that buildings have an effect. When you go into a building that is terrible, you realize that when you step out you feel as if this weight has been lifted off your chest.

'Human beings respond to space; when the space is perfect, then it lifts our spirits and lifts our creative potential, and nature begins to work for us.'

Mr Abramson went on to speak of a study conducted at Harvard University.

'I asked the students at Harvard, . . . have they ever experienced buildings that elevated them and have they ever experienced buildings that crushed them?

'Very few people raised their hands about buildings that elevated them, but when I asked about a negative experience, they all pointed down to the classroom in which they were working. So much potential has been lost because of that.'

Mr Abramson went on to explain how utilizing Maharishi Vedic architecture designs can consistently create buildings which lift the human spirit and enhance happiness and creativity.

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* Global Good News will continue to feature Jeffrey Abramson's talk, which is quoted with permission of the Garrison Institute. He was addressing the Institute's 2011 symposium on Climate, Buildings, and Behavior.

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