This is a random thought I had while biking home and it is probably false:
Architecture is so liberal these days, if you can use that word. Gone are the days when people just tried to build the coolest looking building they could. Now we have to appeal to the needs of many different groups. Disabled people need ramps. Old people need to live on one floor. Other’s need bathrooms every two feet. And laws require safety features built in everywhere, like big rooms require big doors and multi-levels require fire escapes. I wonder what buildings would look like if people were still just trying to build the coolest looking buildings they could. I wonder how our modern needs for buildings have limited architecture as an art form.