“There is a public good in having historic and beautiful buildings downtown. It is good to have skyscrapers, but you also need some touchstones to the past to make it interesting and distinctive.”
“But the city rather than curtail the development of skyscrapers has chose to build and occupy those skyscrapers at the risk of the public health.”
“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
“A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness.”
E. M. Forster
“I'm about four skyscrapers behind.”
“As mayor, I'll not just concentrate on the big skyscrapers of Manhattan,”
“Clearly the skyscraper is the solution to rational living in high-density populations, because it allows people to use mass transit in order to move people around.”
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