The current issue of Vanity Fair magazine has a fascinating article about the most influential and important pieces of architecture of this century and the last. Vanity Fair asked 52 experts in the field to vote on their choice for this designation. For those of us who are fascinated with innovative and cutting edge architecture it is worth a read and an opportunity to weigh in on your feelings.
Oh, how I’d like to take the list and travel around the world checking them all out.
Only three women received votes in the Vanity Fair Poll. They are Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin and Elizabeth Diller. Diller is of particular interest to me because she designed the High Line in Manhattan which according to the writer of the Vanity Fair piece, “is one of the greatest urban-planning interventions in the last century.” Straddling the High LIne is the Standard Hotel.
Having visited it in December, I agree. To read more about the High LIne, here’s the link to my post on the High Line.