Metropolis

In Defense of Vanity Projects

Why cities benefit from ornamental architecture

Little Island on New York’s Hudson River overlooking the Meatpacking District,

All bad cities are alike; Each great city is great in its own way. Or something like that. All else equal, the more good things a city has, whether that be buildings, institutions, universities, restaurants, parks, bars, novel attractions or any of a thousand other categories, the better…