There's an interesting debate going on at New York Magazine's website at the moment, where the closure of the American Folk Art Museum, housed in a much-admired building by Williams Tsien, has the magazine's art critic Jerry Saltz blaming the architecture for the museum's demise. Read Saltz's rationale and architecture critic Justin Davidson's rebuttal at the link here. There are many New Zealand admirers of Williams Tsien's work - the couple gave a talk here only a few years ago - and James Timberlake named them as some of his favourite architects, so you can understand some of the vehement disagreement with Saltz's finger-pointing.
 
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