5 November 2011



Rem Koolhaas has some other thoughts about how buildings work in cities. New York Magazine writer Justin Davidson:

He also has no problem with the fact that he’s never had a building actually go up in New York. “Architecture is not really the issue, here,” he says. “The whole system is so strong and the geography so unique that any one building doesn’t matter much.” Is it possible, I suggest, that New York simply doesn’t really need Rem Koolhaas? For the first time in nearly three-quarters of an hour, his lips laboriously arrange themselves into a smile. “It’s a surprising conclusion, and I wouldn’t want to confirm it,” he answers. “But I can’t deny it either.

Mr Koolhaas likes the different experiences he gets from progressing through a city like New York.

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