Thursday, February 10, 2011

Recommended reading: City edition

  • Harvard economist Ed Glaeser has a fantastic read on skyscrapers. Interesting points on Mumbai and Paris. Glaeser's new book Triumph of the City was released today.
  • Ayn Rand's love affair with New York City and it's skyline. Quote from The Fountainhead: "The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. What other religion do we need?"

1 comment:

Stephen Smith said...

Thanks for the link! That Ayn Rand article was also pretty interesting. I've never read any Rand, but that kind of makes me want to. I wonder what she would have made of the modern-day "war on drivers" trope that libertarians buy into.