Art: Horizontal or Vertical?

France's Architect Le Corbusier, the prophet of vertical living who thinks that even Manhattan skyscrapers are too small, came in for some criticism last week in London's Economist. His familiar prescription for overflow populations from ever-growing cities is the super apartment house, a kind of human hive (he has just finished a 20-floor prototype at Marseille, placing 1,500 people on a 450-by-66-ft. plot). The alternative, says the Economist, is the sprawling suburb, "the village green multiplied by unplanned expansion" that all too easily turns into an "amorphous and soulless mess ... the suburb which, proverbially, the Devil made." But Le Corbusier's...

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