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All Paul Goldberger...All the Time

We’re big fans of architecture critic/writer Paul Goldberger.  He writes mostly for The New Yorker these days, but has been know to visit us here in Dallas periodically, including when Santiago Calatrava was honored with SMU’s Meadows Award in 2000, and, as noted by his appearance in a documentary that has been running as a part of our Arts District exhibition, when the Meyerson opened in 1989.  So, when we can link to his cogent observations, we do.  And when we can link to a couple…and include a review of his latest book, we’re glad to become the Goldberger Channel.  

First up is Goldberger’s poetic review of Aqua, the Chicago tower recently completed by Jeanne Gang.  (Gang was a speaker for the Dallas Architecture Forum recently.)  Goldberger not only talks about the building, but also the role that Gang’s gender did (or didn’t) play in the building’s design and its reviews.

And here is an interview from the Khaleej Times online which reveals Goldberger’s thoughts on Burj Khalifa, now the tallest building in the world.

And if that’s not enough Goldberger for you, run out and buy his book Why Architecture Matters. Here’s a review from The Washington Post.

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