City buildings Quotes


In New York City, when they develop something, they never use the old buildings. It's so wasteful. Why not use what's there? Nellie Mckay

It's a weird city because the uglier the weather, the more beautiful the city. And the uglier the buildings, the more coherent the city. Rem Koolhaas

I should just drive around this city and take photos of all the buildings I've been humiliated in. Moon Unit Zappa

Downtown Detroit has more vacant buildings over 10 storeys than any city in the world. Meg White

Societies raise their grandest monuments to what their cultures value most highly. As the tallest buildings in a city noted for tall buildings, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were certainly monumental. Michael Mandelbaum

Chicago's such a great city because it's got so many different brilliantly architecturally looking buildings, and you can really modify that city. Charles Roven

I found that through my life, living in the city of Toronto, I look above the Pizza Pizza sign, and I look above the other signs and window dressing, and I see evidence of a city that no longer exists in the keystones and the decorations that line the tops of buildings. That presence of the old city has always moved me. Michael Redhill

Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there. Sanjay Dutt

When I thought about Detroit, I would think big city, very urban - not a lot of places to walk around, not a lot of parks. I sort of pictured Manhattan almost, where, besides Central Park, it's all city and big buildings. But now that I'm here, you see people pushing strollers, people hanging out in the park. Erin Cummings

The city buildings in the distance are holding up the sky, it seems. Markus Zusak

There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans. Jane Jacobs

An endless number of green buildings doesn't make a sustainable city. Jan Gehl

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city, no munition plants, no docks. It erased no church, vaporized no public buildings, reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell, it fell. Hermann Hagedorn

The lanes and streets of the city being set out, the choice of sites for the convenience and use of the state remains to be decided on; for sacred edifices, for the forum, and for other public buildings. Marcus V. Pollio

One cannot completely avoid this landmark character with large buildings such as these. But the city itself is also gigantic. Rem Koolhaas

Los Angeles is a city of few hard targets. Its iconic buildings are private spaces, mostly residential, visible by invitation only or in the pages of a Taschen book. Its central industry is as mirage-like as the projection of light on a screen. Dana Goodyear

In 1964, when we first arrived in New York City, I remember vividly seeing the skyline of Manhattan, and our first proposal of 1964 was to wrap two lower Manhattan buildings. We never got permission. Christo

Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city. I saved all my best buildings for Houston. Philip Johnson

I am all for greening tall buildings, but I'm also very keen to note that greening a building doesn't cope with the problem of the tall building in the texture of the city. Joseph Rykwert

New York used to be so much more than just a place to shop. It was life on the street for the eccentrics; it was an eccentric city. It had many different tastes. Now it's just one - a really rich one - with big tall glass buildings. Chris Noth



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