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Moshe Safdie: "The Term 'Starchitect' Makes Me Uncomfortable"
Ruth La Ferla describes a conversation with Moshe Safdie, FAIA, during a walk along New York's High Line. The 77-year-old architect and AIA Gold Medalist explains to La Ferla that he wears only one style of shirt, which he designed. Safdie is the subject of a current exhibition at the city's National Academy Museum called "Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie," and he is also working on his first New York project. As for the High Line, Safdie says to La Ferla: "You forget that you are in a city at all." Nonetheless, he expressed concern about development next to it. "Every developer wants to have his tower smack against the High Line," he says to the newspaper. "The quality is sure to be higher than average, but if you had some kind of thoughtful urban planning, it would be greater still." Read the complete article at The New York Times.
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