image courtesy Universal Artists

image courtesy Universal Artists

In December of 1971 United Artists released the seventh James Bond film, Diamonds Are Forever. It cost $7.2 million to produce. A few months later, Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum opened in Fort Worth Texas. It cost $6.5 million to build.

I'm not quite sure what to think of that or which of those two endeavors had the greatest cultural impact. I do know which one had the greater impact on me. I did, after all, decide to become an architect as opposed to a British spy.