How the Recession Has Changed Architecture
The economic downturn has drastically cut the volume of new buildings. But the pause may "cleanse a lot of the crap out of the system."
Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for The New Yorker magazine, where he has written his "Sky Line" column since 1997. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at
The New School in New York City. He was formerly Dean of the Parsons
school of design, a division of The New School. He is the author of a number of books, including, "Why Architecture Matters" and "Up From Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York." In 1984, while working as architecture critic at the New York Times, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism.