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Other stories by Thomas Fisher

  • Past Progressives: The New Orleans's Main Library, a Look Back at the 1957 P/A Citation

    Designed by Curtis and Davis, New Orleans’s Main Library shows how a classic modern building can adapt to changing needs.

  • Urban Renewal Becomes Urban Fabric

    The Back Bay (now Prudential) Center in Boston has all but disappeared behind pedestrian-friendly infill buildings and shopping arcades.

  • A Waterfront to Watch

    Peter Rose’s urban design for the port of Montreal mixes public access with a working waterfront.

  • Award: Chile House

    Penco, Chile / Johnston Marklee

  • The Little Tower That Could

    In this small tower in downtown San Francisco, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill showed how to make a good mixed-use building on a hard-to-use triangular site.

  • A Bridge Too Far

    Michael Graves's Fargo-Moorhead project offers one model of what architects can contribute to bridge design.

  • Lerner Meets Lutyens

    For the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ralph Lerner gave Edwin Lutyens's Classicism a Postmodern spin.

  • Density is Destiny

    This public housing project shows how even the most sophisticated design cannot overcome the problems that come with too much density.

  • Postmodern Postmortem

    The Piazza d'Italia's current state speaks to the postindustrial city and post-Katrina New Orleans.

  • Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    The fleeting existence of Frank Gehry's ICS/ERF shows how the permanence of a P/A Award cannot alter the impermanence of some buildings.