The Renaissance of Public Architecture
Richard Dattner, Steven Holl, Annabelle Selldorf, Weston Walker and Claire Weisz’s work is featured in an essay about the renaissance of public architecture.
“It is a well-known, if unfortunate, fact of urban life that municipal buildings often fail to live up to the high-minded ideals of their resident institutions. Though they may be dedicated to the practice of justice, education, sanitation, and public safety, many speak less to civic virtue than to budget constraints and bureaucratic compromise.
Over the last few years, however, a number of top architects have taken on modest municipal projects in New York, lending their considerable talents to everything from police and fire stations to neighborhood libraries, sanitation garages, and recycling plants.” – Kim Velsey
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Public Architecture Is Having a Renaissance, Architectural Digest