Monday, January 29, 2007

Six Degrees....

Over the weekend I saw one of those entertainment shows featuring Kevin Bacon talking about his latest charitable venture,

I think it's a pretty clever endeavor: leveraging on the popularity of the infamous game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to promote charitable giving via the already existing well-developed Network for Good interface.

So... how many degrees between Kevin Bacon and the Gateway Arch? This takes you outside the movie world a bit:

1) Kevin Bacon's father was a prominent Philadelphia city planner named Edmund Bacon;
2) Edmund Bacon studied under prominent Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen;
3) Of course, Eliel's son Eero Saarinen designed the Gateway Arch.



Anonymous said...

From the Design of Cities to the Designer of the Arch, I love it.

Anonymous said...

Have seen the blog about Architectural Pedigree?