In 1978, Rem Koolhaas presented in the book Delerious New York what he called a Manhattan manifesto based on the city. Initially he was there only to visit, but the fascination with Manhattan led him to study the impact of metropolitan culture on architecture. He writes, among other things, about the Rockefeller Center, where the skyscrapers extend over many quarters. One of Koolhaas' claims is that Manhattan, with its abundance and build-up of buildings, has today become synonymous with urbanity.
Above the skyscraper. Ciro Najle continues the theories of Koolhaas with the ambitious and comprehensive project The Generic Sublime, which had the working title “Overtheskyscraper". The Generic Sublime, which proposes a new way of thinking about urbanity and urban architecture, was initiated and led by Najle while a professor at Harvard Graduate School. . .
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