Sunday, July 19, 2009

Make no little plans

Make no little plans. It's what made Dubai. NYU's president is applying it to the university's campus in Abu Dhabi.

The National:
“Make no little plans,” the architect Daniel Burnham is reported to have said. “They have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Burnham was largely (and, by many accounts, megalomaniacally) responsible for shaping the modern city of Chicago, but his words could serve as a dictum for John Sexton’s tenure at New York University. In the two years since NYU Abu Dhabi was first announced, it has become clear that the new campus is anything but a little plan – and Sexton is as deeply involved in its creation as any administrator in his position possibly could be.
The author is John Gravois.

Thanks to a commenter for the pointer to The National article.



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