Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back in New York

I miss Chicago! We don't sufficiently appreciate this city. (New York, I'm talkin' to you.) When I walked around the Loop the other day, admiring those early skycrapers built by Daniel Burnham and, yes, George Fuller--pictured here is the Reliance Building, now the Burnham Hotel--I felt so strongly Chicago's connection to the Flatiron Building.

This is what I told my audience at the Chicago Architecture Foundation the other day when I gave my book talk. I thanked them for the Flatiron Building, Chicago's gift to New York.

After my talk, a man asked me if anybody was building a mosque at the Flatiron Building. Quite a question, no?

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