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Silence of the Buildings

January 9, 2013

Read yesterday that Ada Louise Huxtable passed away.  For anyone interested in, and certainly practicing, architecture these past couple of decades her name had resonance and a weight behind it.  The first architecture critic for a newspaper in North America, not afraid to speak her mind and convictions, and prolific enough ensured she had an impact.  I definitively recognized her name, and knew that when it came up there would be substance to digest.  She took a stand for what she saw as grand, engaging architecture and its role of creating community, enlivening people and fostering greatness.  I am saddened she has passed on while happy for her legacy of newsworthy architectural discourse.

Many good remembrances out there, here’s just one:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/arts/design/ada-louise-huxtable-appraisal-of-an-architecture-critic.html?_r=1&

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