New York's New Face

By David A. Greene / Published by Dwell
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"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass Stampede," critic Justin Davidson's compulsively readable review of the last decade-and-a-half of new construction in Manhattan and environs, in the most recent New York magazine.

With fascinating side-by side photos of then and now, it's a wide-ranging pan of/paean to the glass and steel that have replaced the brick and stone that defined the city's visage for more than a century.

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David A. Greene

@david_a_greene

Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.

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