What Goes Up: The Right and Wrongs to the City
A radical architect examines the changing fortunes of the contemporary city
Michael Sorkin is one of the most forthright and engaging architectural writers in the world. In What Goes Up he takes to task the public officials, developers, “civic” organizations, and other heroes of big money, who have made of Sorkin’s beloved New York a city of glittering towers and increa...more
It worked reasonably well, keeping me occupied while I waited for food to arrive or rode the subway, etc. Standouts for me were the articles on Ground Zero and on how cities need to sustain a jumble of activities and styles side-by-side in order to be interesting and democratic.
It isn't always an easy read, ...more