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Over on Architizer the critic Linda Bennett waxes on about the "romanticism of architecture," holding that much "like a powerful piece of art, a building can have a strong impact on us at first sight." In searching for a polio cure, Bennett writes, "Jonas Salk retreated to the Basilica of Assisi (shown). He later insisted that the design of that environment had cleared his obstructed mind and led to the polio vaccine." [Architizer]