Wednesday, December 17, 2008
In ARCHITECTURE'S TEN BEST OF 2008, Paul Goldberger reminisces on 2008 with a bit of gloom for the architecture that won't be in the years to come. Luckily 2008 gave us back some architecture that "hasn't been".
While using nearly every adjective imaginable, (add more of your own in our MADLibs comments section) Paul Goldberger describes the transformation in New Haven claiming
"Rudolph’s 1963 landmark is a brilliant, infuriating, impossible, frustrating, and breathtakingly glorious masterpiece...Charles Gwathmey is not merely respectful, but loving. Gwathmey brought back the combination of toughness and sumptuousness that made this building so remarkable"
Charles Gwathmey, (one of Paul's students) along with Norman Foster, (another of Paul's students), Rem Koolhaas, (not one of Paul's students) and Renzo Piano, (one of Paul's students who was trying to kill his Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building earlier this year- see post "Bad Economy Saves Rudolph's Blue Cross Building in Boston?") round out the list. For the details, see the full article:
NEW YORKER MAGAZINE