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    I'd say that it is Ceasar Pelli.

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    Libeskind is proving himself to be one of mine favorites...

    But today my favorite corporate architect is Fox and Fowle.

    What exactly are you asking here?

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    Maybe this should go in Anyhing Goes.

    Aside, my favorites are Fox&Fowle (now just either Fox or Fowle), KPF, and I suppose Pelli.

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    Fox left the firm.

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    #Moderation Mode



    <a href="http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=7&topic=136" target="_self">Moved here</a>

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    The old Team 4 and their high-tech brethren continue to do the most stupendous work:

    Sir Richard Rogers
    Sir Norman Foster
    Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
    Renzo Piano

    I don't know that Grimshaw ever worked directly with the Team 4 but he's my favorite of the high-tech crowd.

    Enrique Norten and Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta (Ten Arquitectos) - Doing great stuff south of the border and not getting enough credit.

    Eli Attia - he's not been as prolific since his litigation with HOK. It was a real David and Goliath battle and he was fighting the good fight. I'm eager to see him do something monumental again soon. Of his 4 New York buildings, his 101 Park Avenue is one of my favorites in the city. He also did some great work under Philip Johnson's name, back in the 70s.

    Bill Pederson - ...and people like to work for him because he shares credit.

    Mies - Always the master.

    Corbu

    Gordon Bunshaft - Lever House almost out Bauhaused the Bauhaus and I think the Solow Building is one of the most underrated/overlooked towers in Manhattan (Ada bashed it in the Times and it has had a bad rap ever since).

    I.M. Pei - glass

    Cesar Pelli - not always consistent, but he has some real masterpieces (Petronas alone wins him a place on the list).

    Audrey Matlock - She only did 2 towers in New York during her brief stint at SOM, but the Bertelsmann Building is debatably my favorite tower in New York.

    Carlos Ott - His National Bank of Dubai is one of my favorites anywhere. The way it marries with the water.

    Tadao Ando - New York needs one. I saw his Pulitzer Museum in St. Louis last year. Pure sublime.

    Richard Meier - White where the blue meets the green. Meier and Ando give me much of the same feeling.

    Santiago Calatrava - Another guy who likes to work in white. I'd like to see him design a bridge to connect lower Manhattan with Jersey City.

    Makoto Sei Watanabe - Just getting to know him.

    Diller + Scofidio - Hoping Eyebeam gets built without too much compromise.

    Herzog & de Meuron

    Thomas Leeser

    Lindy Roy

    Christian de Portzamparc

    Coop Himmelb(L)au - Libeskind wishes he were so good.

    That looks like a good place to stop.



    (Edited by chris at 3:43 am on May 22, 2003)

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    Shameful we all forgot to mention F. L. Wright.

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    How about Jean Novell?

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    Come on, somebody turn us on to something...

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    Ralph Walker, art deco master
    Lawrence Murray Dixon, art deco in Miami
    Richard Meier, white houses
    Philip Johnson, precisely because he does what he does
    Frank Lloyd Wright, genius
    Mies, of course
    Cross & Cross, for my favourite NYC skyscraper, 20 Exchange Place

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    Quote: from chris on 3:10 am on May 25, 2003

    How about Jean Novell?
    I've never heard of him, but his name makes me think of Jean Nouvel, who is really good.
    Not my favourite though.

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    If we're allowed to mention architects of the past, how come Raymond Hood doesn't appear in the above lists ?
    Or Shreve, Lamb&Harmon ?
    Clinton&Russel ?
    Van Allen, Cass Gilbert ?
    NY wouldn't be the NY we love without them.

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    Quote: from chris on 3:10 am on May 25, 2003

    How about Jean Novell?
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    I've never heard of him, but his name makes me think of Jean Nouvel, who is really good.
    Not my favourite though.
    You're just the sort of ass that would point out a typo in someone's post...

    ...William Van Allen
    Raymond Hood...

    add to the classics list...

    D.H. Burnham
    &
    Louis Sullivan



    ...Watch out below for tweedle-dee to chime in.



    (Edited by chris at 4:39 pm on June 12, 2003)

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    Lawrence Murray Dixon

    That's a good one...

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    don't forget Eero Saarinen

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