On architecture in cities

by Sydney Franklin

"I am always looking for people - the buildings I write about are not artifacts of architectural style. Rather, each [building] is a maelstrom of humanity: developers, architects, regulators, lenders, tenants, servants, shop keepers, and each of them has a piece of the action. And, finally, I am generally looking for some way to make the subject relevant to the present - how is this structure a lens through which to see our own time?

- Christopher Gray