December 4, 1950 |
Passaic, New Jersey
|Alma mater||Yale University (B.A., 1972)|
|Occupation||architectural critic, journalist, educator|
|Spouse(s)||Susan L. Solomon, co-founder and CEO of The New York Stem Cell Foundation|
|Children||three sons: Adam, a composer for film and television in Los Angeles; Ben, journalist who is a senior editor at Time magazine in New York, and Alex, an Olympics researcher at NBC Sports.|
|Parent(s)||Morris Goldberger, Edna Kronman|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism (1984)
Vincent Scully Prize (2012) the leading figure in architecture
The taste of people with large bank accounts tends not to be on the cutting edge.
Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Atlanta: those are all cities that really didn't get big, didn't hit their stride until the 20th century.
For most of the nineteen-seventies, the official route map of the New York City subway system was a beautiful thing.
We identify New York with the great bridges and tunnels and roadways and subway system and so forth.
New York grew up before the automobile. And even though it's full of cars, its shape and form didn't get created around the automobile.
Infrastructure creates the form of a city and enables life to go on in a city, in a certain way.
I don't usually go in for reviews of buildings that aren't yet built, since you can tell only so much from drawings and plans, and, besides, has there ever been a building that didn't look great as a model?