NY & LA – Two Differing Ideas About Architecture

Do New York and Los Angeles compete in architecture? “Among those New Yorkers who care about things architectural, the serious competition has been coming out of Chicago, rather than points farther west, for the past century or so. And though Los Angeles does possess architecture — it is, after all, a city — you don’t have the impression that the majority of its citizens care greatly about their buildings, and surely these do not enter materially into any assessment of the Angelenos’ municipal identity.”