Why it's so hard to make unforgettable architecture.

Why it's so hard to make unforgettable architecture.

Why it's so hard to make unforgettable architecture.

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Aug. 9 2006 11:59 AM

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Why it's so hard to make unforgettable architecture.

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Witold Rybczynski is an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.