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March 27, 2020

Mourning Michael Sorkin, architect and humanist, teacher and friend, who died yesterday of the coronavirus. This grievous loss presages the many brilliant minds that will be lost to the craven avarice of the Trump administration. If anyone could have come up with inventive building solutions in a post-corona world, Michael could have. To give you a taste of his beautiful mind, moral authority, and acerbic wit, here’s an excerpt from his Skyscrapers primer, linked here. He starts with AMERICA (and if you want to turn green with literary envy, check out the...

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“The awe that accompanies a new supertall is now tempered by the economic reality for many residents that they simply can no longer afford to live in their beloved city,” said Ms. Dupré, the architectural historian. And other insights via the New York Times into Manhattan's high-rise building boom. Stefanos Chen's excellent article also includes an illustrated timeline from 1925 to the present aspirant moment, along with a discussion of the technologies and zoning changes that have contributed to the evolving, ever-taller skyline. Photo: Tony Cenicola...

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