Essays & Articles

Top of the Town: Manhattan’s Observation Decks,” The New Yorker, 5/2/2016: 50

New York Times

On the Back Lot, New York 90210,” New York Times, 2/26/2004: F1

‘Sex’ and the Mythic Movie Dream of New York City,” New York Times, 2/22/2004: 2:17.

Taking the Memorial Designs for a Test Drive, Steered by Computer,” New York Times, 10/30/2003: 2:40.

The New Ground Zero: Honoring the Dead in the City That Never Weeps,” New York Times, 8/31/2003: 2:19.

In the Dark, Big City Dreams,” New York Times, 10/6/2002: 14:1

Thinking Big: In New York, Seeking a Grand Vision of Public Works,” New York Times, 9/1/2002: 4:5.

Cotton Candy and Electric Dreams,” New York Times, 2/3/1991, 2:29.

LA Times

L.A. is a City of Parking Lots. It Doesn’t Have to Be,” Los Angeles Times, 12/17/2018: A15 (with Nik Karalis)

Daniel Solomon: Creating a New City and New Hope for the Urban Future,” Los Angeles Times, 4/21/1996: M3

Robert Venturi/Denise Scott Brown: An Architectural Team to Reshape the American Landscape,” Los Angeles Times, 8/18/1991: M3

“Look at Downtown, the New Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Times, 2/16/1986: 3


Keeping a City-by-the-Sea From Becoming a City in It,” Reuters, 7/21/2014 (with Jesse M. Keenan)

The Ultimate Hotel,” Vanity Fair, v. 46, No. 3, May 1983: 86 (with Roy Strickland).


The L.A. Moderns: Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters!BlackBook, March 2007: 74.


“Building the Digital City,” Volume, Number 42, Spring 2015: 54

“La Calle, Cuna de Criminales: Barriadas, Niños, y Gangsters en el Cine NeoYorkino,” Bifurcaiones: Revista de Estudios Culturales Urbanos, No. 6, Spring 2006


The Long Goodbye,” Interiors, v. 159, No. 6, June 2000: 41.

Towards the Return of the Public Place: An American Survey,Architectural Record, v. 173, No. 4, April 1985: 92.

Make It There,” Avenue, April 2021: 46.

An Ocean Liner Museum is Born, But for a Berth,” Avenue, v. 9, No. 6, June/July/ August 1985: 101.

Henry Hope Reed: After Years in the Cold, a Feisty Critic is Back in Style,” Avenue, v. 9, No. 2, February 1985: 92.

Harvard Architecture Review

Harlem River Houses,” Harvard Architecture Review, No. 2, Spring 1981: 48 (with Roy Strickland).

Book Chapters

Adventure Playground,” in Sam Roberts, ed., America’s Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of New York, New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

Dreams and Nightmares: Filmic Visions of New York Since September 11th,” in New York, London: Gloria Books, 2008. PDF

Thanks to the Movies,” Tribeca Talks, Milan: Fondazione Prada and Distributed Art Publishers, 2004. PDF

New York City 2012, Introduction to the New York bid book for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. New York: NYC2012, 2001 (with Ric Burns). PDF

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