A basic appreciation of design

by Sydney Franklin

"Horace [Havemeyer III] recognized something about the meaning of place and the value of matching building to the enterprise it housed. He understood from the outset that a building's facade, its interior space, its rooms, its walls, its dimensions, its light, and its views of the city could all have bearing on what occurred within. It was an innate knowledge about how the physical shape of things and the ideas they generate are inextricable. Call it a basic appreciation of design."

- Akiko Busch, METROPOLIS