Past Preserving

The Tragic Poetry of Building Codes

Stephen Rustow outlines the powerful, intertwined influence of zoning, finance, and building codes on urban form through their discrete histories, objectives, and languages.

The Privatization of Prospect

In his inaugural column for Urban Omnibus, Stephen Rustow reflects on the relationship between individual pieces of architecture and our collective perception of urban landscapes in light of waning public access to the city's iconic heights, its skyscrapers.