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Quasi-Public: Paul Goldberger and Danny Meyer in Conversation

February 26th, 2008

A lively conversation between Pulitzer-prize winning author and architecture critic for The New Yorker, Paul Goldberger, and restaurateur, author, and civic activist Danny Meyer about how modern-day patterns of work and recreation will give form to new public and quasi-public spaces. The view of the Lower East Side from the Sky Room provided the perfect backdrop for a forum on how New York City is changing in the face of technology and development.

Why We Need Architecture

November 11th, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Paul Goldberger wants to remind us of why architecture matters, in shaping lives and cultures from ancient Rome to the next wave of American — or Asian — building.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Sacred Space, and the Challenge of the Modern

March 26th, 2009

“Is there a conflict between the desire to express a modern idea and the timelessness we expect of sacred space? Paul Goldberger, award-winning architecture critic of The New Yorker, will look at Unity Temple in the context of history’s great religious spaces. He will explore the connection between architecture and the spiritual and consider its meaning, both for Frank Lloyd Wright and for the architecture of today.”

On Ground Zero

September 7th, 2004

“We discuss the plans for rebuilding at ground zero in Lower Manhattan, and the debates surrounding those plans. Goldberger says idealism met cynicism at ground zero, and so far they have battled to a draw. His new book is Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York.”

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