Jutting into a sky that yields to our resilience.

from Richard Blanco – One Today on Rap Genius

Meaning

A surprisingly phallic image. But then, there is something pretty Freudian going on with skyscrapers, isn’t there?

As James Kyung-Jin Lee writes somewhat more pessimistically of Freudian urban space in “The City as Region”:

Conceived from the mind of man, the city cannot satiate its edifice complex and builds itself toward Faustian heights on top of the bones of countless arrested breaths.

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