abitlate:

Took this on West 43rd Street today. Manufacturers Hanover is being denuded. If you want to know why this makes me so sad, read this (Ada Louise Huxtable) or this (me).
And Rem Koolhaas thinks preservation is ruining cities!

With the apparent exception of: 
“This phenomenon is coupled with another disturbing trend: the selective demolition of the most socially ambitious architecture of the 1960s and ’70s — the last period when architects were able to do large-scale public work — which has been condemned as a monstrous expression of Modernism.”

abitlate:

Took this on West 43rd Street today. Manufacturers Hanover is being denuded. If you want to know why this makes me so sad, read this (Ada Louise Huxtable) or this (me).

And Rem Koolhaas thinks preservation is ruining cities!

With the apparent exception of: 

This phenomenon is coupled with another disturbing trend: the selective demolition of the most socially ambitious architecture of the 1960s and ’70s — the last period when architects were able to do large-scale public work — which has been condemned as a monstrous expression of Modernism.”

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