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Architects' Journal UK: Phyllis Lambert on Jane Jacobs

by Anne Bird | Feb 13, 2013

‘In 1958, as Jane Jacobs wrote her seminal book, I saw to the completion of the Seagram Building’

In 1958, Jane Jacobs and I were both young and unknown women living in New York City and about to make a mark in the history of architecture and urbanism. It was in that year that Jane Jacobs received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to write her seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities; in the same year, I was seeing to the completion of Mies van der Rohe’s seminal Seagram Building and Plaza.

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