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The Death and Life of Louis Sullivan

On April 14, 1924, the architect Louis Sullivan, the “father of modernism,” key figure of the Chicago and the Prairie Schools of Architecture,¬†progenitor of the skyscraper and coiner of the phrase “form follows function,” died. None of these descriptors would …

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A Proud and Soaring Thing

With all the brash starchitect-designed buildings that have sprouted up in NoHo and the East Village over the past decade or so —¬†40 Bond Street, the ‘Sculpture for Living‘ at Astor Place, and 41 Cooper Square come to mind — …

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