Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (1978)

When Rem Koolhaas published Delirious New York in 1978, he hadn't yet built his best-known work. Central China Television Headquarters was 35 years away, the Seattle Central Library was 26 years away, and even the Maison à Bordeaux (subject of the documentary Koolhaas Houselife) was 20 years away. In fact he hadn't yet built anything at all, having esta…

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