Ada Louise Huxtable

From the PBS/WNET series New York: A Documentary Film:

I have always felt that the fascination of a city like New York, particularly, is that it offers you all of these contrasts, all of these changes. That you still can go back and see the Georgian and the Federal city, that there are still places where you can experience that, and you can experience that right next to some of the newest and grandest skyscrapers.

We who love cities are in her debt for doing so much to improve public awareness and discussion of architecture’s role in our lives.