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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...

July 20, 2019

Skyscrapers: A History of the World’s Most Extraordinary Buildings is the first book to be published under a new agreement between the Department of Culture & Tourism-Abu Dhabi @dctabudhabi and Emaar Properties @emaardubai to support reading and increase literacy and cultural literacy throughout the United Arab Emirates. I'm honored that my work supports this effort, which recalls an earlier era in the United States, when it was understood that an educated populace is a public good, benefiting all of us.

Right: Yours at the magnificent Qasr Al Watan Library...

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