„Architecture reflects society, and this is not a great age.“

Fonte: As quoted in Meredith L. Clausen, "The Pan Am Building and the Shattering of the Modernist Dream" http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=E6qRuyzOogIC&pg=PA275&lpg=PA275&dq=%22Unfortunately,+buildings+are+not+like+drawings.+You+can%27t+just+erase+them.%22&source=bl&ots=wkwiw7U92A&sig=4fGIk_ufWMT3wv_c6l6k8uaYMv0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HYlHVNHNJ4Lb7Aa86oHwCA&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Unfortunately%2C%20buildings%20are%20not%20like%20drawings.%20You%20can%27t%20just%20erase%20them.%22&f=false, p.276

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