Ada Louise Huxtable
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"Ada Louise Huxtable" was an architecture critic and writer on architecture. In 1970 she was awarded the first ever Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. The esteemed architecture critic Paul Goldberger, also a Pulitzer Prize-winner for architectural criticism, said of Huxtable: "Before Ada Louise Huxtable, architecture was not a part of the public dialogue." "She was a great lover of cities, a great preservationist and the central planet around which every other critic revolved," said architect Robert A. M. Stern, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture.

Image:NYP LOC5.jpg/thumb/right/The concourse in 1962 of Pennsylvania Station (New York City)/Penn Station, two years before demolition. "Not that Penn Station is the Parthenon," Ada Louise Huxtable wrote, "but it might as well be because we can never again afford a nine-acre structure of superbly detailed travertine, any more than we could build one of solid gold. It is a monument to the lost art of magnificent construction, other values aside."

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The New York Hilton is laid out with a competence that would make a computer blush.

In the random way that democracy scatters art and monuments among its leaders, Lyndon Baines Johnson has a winner.

The building is a national tragedy - a cross between a concrete candy box and a marble sarcophagus in which the art of architecture lies buried.

The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on.

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station.

An excellent job with a dubious undertaking, which is like saying it would be great if it wasn't awful.

Once benchmarks of civilization and style, these "gateways" to the cities were palaces of splendor and objects of civic pride. Now they are caverns of gloom.

Superfluous curtains that needlessly cover glass would give Salome a lifetime supply of veils.