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Debate: How Much should 'Starchitects' be Faulted for Urban Ills?

In response to a recent polemic by Witold Rybczynski against the global proliferation of iconic but disconnected projects by starchitects, the New York Times hosts a debate that addresses the question: Are superstar architects ruining city skylines?
July 30, 2014, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The debaters who address the question, as posed by Witold Rybczynski both for the New York Times Magazine and on WNYC, the debate includes thew following voices, and their argument:

It wouldn't be a debate without verbal fireworks, and here's a good example from Arieff: "Are 'starchitects' ruining the skyline? Probably not anymore than a dearth of architects has ruined the suburban landscape."

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Published on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York Times
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