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Chronicle’s John King responds to NYT’s dissing SF high-rise architecture

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

You knew that the Chronicle architecture critic wouldn’t let pass last week’s unflattering thumb-sucker by Alexei Barrionuevo in the New York Times (and featuring input from several prominent architects) faulting San Francisco’s skyline for having become too stodgy. An excerpt from the King piece:

The culprit isn't Barrionuevo so much as a New York state of mind that can reduce big new buildings to skyline bling, fashion to be viewed as objects of derision or delight. It's as though the skyline were a runway lined by style police, passing judgment on whether or not this year's model has (architectural) sex appeal.

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