NEW YORK: New Nightmares for Old?

New York City's Robert Moses is a practical man, who believes that one park under construction is worth a quart of green ink on a city map. As Park Commissioner and the city's construction coordinator, he has done more to reshape New York's aging face than any other man in the last 14 years. The New Yorker's Lewis Mumford is what Moses scornfully calls "an Ivory Tower" planner, a devoted disciple of Scotland's famed planner, Sir Patrick Geddes, and a learned critic who for years has been examining Manhattan's skyline with a...

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