Modern Living: To Cherish Rather than Destroy

Do you think about buildings? You live and work in them, but do you ever really think about them? New ones are piling up all around you. Did it ever occur to you that they might be killing the city by overcrowding? Do you try to judge buildings, wondering why some are good and others bad? Does one structure delight you and another depress you as just one more faceless façade, adding up to more monotony, more soul-destroying boredom? Architecture has always been the mirror image of a...

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