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He is proposing a "distinctive, innovative and vibrant building - a facility comparable to the glistening fish markets of Venice and Genoa, the filigree grace of Les Halles, and the engine-like augustness of London's 18th and 19th century markets".
Here again, the dream element seems to inoculate the poem against depersonalizing augustness.
As with The Thibaults, it does attain to a certain augustness, and its shored-up incompletion does indeed render it an unusual, if deeply frustrating, read; we feel, as the translators aptly suggest, like "an intruder peering into private papers.