FROM Paul Goldberger
Goldberger on Goldberg (aka Gehry) Venerable architecture critic Paul Goldberger turns his hand to the life of an architect in his new book, Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry .” Goldberger and Frances Anderton discuss what propels the inexhaustible architect, from his unstable childhood to his happy second marriage, his social conscience and his love of power, the practical nature that lies at the heart of the artist -- and just why Frank Goldberg became Frank Gehry.
The Shape of Things to Come-- in Silicon Valley with Paul Goldberger In this interview, Paul Goldberger describes how Silicon Valley was a place where buildings ”were a kind of “whatever,” just like clothing, which is why “the first Silicon Valley structures were to architecture as the fleece vest or hoodie is to haberdashery.”
Ground Zero, Ten Years On In the past ten years, plans for a memorial at Ground Zero have progressed, along with a growing sense that, in the midst of downtown Manhattan, it could not be obsessed with the past, especially since New York's urban life was itself a terrorist target. On the other hand, it would be worse if the space were filled with commercial buildings. One observer finds that the plan now being developed has "split the difference." "The people will not come back, but the life of the city has to," wrote Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker magazine, who's closely studied developments at Ground Zero for the past 10years.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.