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A Monster of a Mountain for Yerevan?

Oh, the horror! A green, biomorphic mountain of a building may arise in the good city of Yerevan if nobody stops Forrest Fulton Architecture.

The 915,000-square-foot creature is a competition proposal from the Birmingham, Alabama-based firm. Called Lace Hill, the project’s design is meant to pay tribute to Mount Ararat, the Armenian cultural symbol which sits just across the closed border in Turkey.

"Native plants" cover its hill, which breathes through apertures "recalling traditional Armenian lace needlework," and exudes water from some of them. Its bowels contain bars, restaurants, hotels . . . you name it.

Yerevan city planners have not officially expressed interest in the project, but the idea of having on home soil an Ararat-look-alike could prove alluring.

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