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By Abhijeet Chavan @

"I never knew a world without you. Your projects were everywhere when I was a kid just getting tuned in to architecture...Did you like Boston? You nearly destroyed it...Scholar, pol, architect, pundit, don--you couldn't even build yourself a single house...ou know very well that the hardest thing to do in architecture is to change it. But you never wanted to speak about your power. In fact, as I recall, you denied you had any until you were caught out. Then you reveled in it."

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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