Are Cities Obsolete?

Half a century ago, the people and architecture of New York City responded to the threat of a nuclear attack. How is the city responding after 9/11?

April 28, 2003, 3:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Global dangers have again given New Yorkers the chance to leave for safer realms. Again, they have resisted. New Yorkers may be in denial. But by being New Yorkers, by not living as if under siege — even as new walls and guns appear, as they have in all great cities under peril — what might seem like denial is an implicit defense. For what civilization ever thrived without its metropolis?"

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Monday, April 28, 2003 in The New York Times


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