CITIES: Very Village-Like

New Yorkers, still discussing Edna Ferber's taunt that their city was "the dirtiest in the world" (TIME, May 4), got some new criticism to chew on last week.

"I don't think it's filthy," declared famed Architect Frank Lloyd Wright,* 83, in the big city for a brief inspection tour. "It's 3 greatly overgrown village. It has phases unworthy of a great city—trucks mixed with taxicabs and private conveyances, the whole thing a melee, and then the garbage set out on the streets. Very village-like." Wright added that Alexander Weollcott had once defined...

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