Architecture and Society

  • Paul Goldberger


In no arena more than in skyscraper design, Chicago is truly our preeminent city; to hold the Council’s Third International Conference in Chicago was as correct and appropriate in every way as it would be to hold a conference on Renaissance painting in Florence. Chicago is the heart of the skyscraper culture —not, to be sure, the only place in which it flourishes, or even the place in which it necessarily flourishes most intensely today. But the city is most intimately associated with the skyscraper’s birth, and as we look ahead to a second century, the same perspective is not available from anywhere else.


Tall Building Real Estate Developer Empire State Building Esthetic Statement Capitalist Spirit 
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  • Paul Goldberger

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