Of the six lectures that Frank Lloyd Wright delivered at Princeton in 1930, the penultimate, “The Tyranny of the Skyscraper,” was particularly acerbic. Wright decried the “screaming verticality” of the new technological wonder: “They are monotonous,” he wrote “They no longer startle or amuse. Verticality is already stale; vertigo has given way to...


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