Thursday, November 08, 2007

Let There Be Peace (in St Paul)

What the %$#@ is this?

This, this... Peace Center, whatever that is, currently under construction is going up in my neighborhood. Naturally, being a peaceful guy my interest was piqued. Just so you didn't think I was making it up I stopped and took this picture...

I figured that something as important as world peace would have numerous websites and press releases. Well, you can imagine my surprise when I found NOTHING whatsoever (here's the Google search). Literally, I am not kidding, I found next to nothing about this project.

Since the contractor Vivienda USA posted its name on the sign I reckoned their website might be able to shed some light on this for us.

As you can see from the company description it is as clear as a ringing bell. Read on:

Vivienda USA is a general contractor and construction management company based in New Windsor, New York. The company was established to service the construction management needs of a group of affiliated not-for-profit organizations. Vivienda USA specializes in the construction of facilities designed according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, a comprehensive system of natural architecture.

That clears it up for me, how about you? At least they posted a picture of what natural architecture looks like. Not bad. Click here to see a 3D animation of the building. However, there was nothing on the Vivienda's website that explained what the hell this thing is.

Curiously enough there was nothing on the City of St. Paul's own website either.

It would seem to me that there is an air of mystery around this, this St Paul Peace Center.

If anyone knows anything about this, by all means, fill us in.



Kevin Dragseth said...

I'm also a neighbor, and I'm as confused as you are. If it's worth building, isn't it worth explaining?