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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Transitions: Norval White, 1926-2009

Today's Times brings news of the passing of Norval White, co-author (with Elliot Willensky) of the incomparable AIA Guide to New York City.

The Times writes:

First published in 1968, the AIA Guide tapped into and fostered a growing national awareness that America had an architectural past worth preserving, a present worth studying and a future worth debating.

Indeed, here in New York City, that past is still all around us, growing ever more precious and preservation-worthy every day. Thanks to Norval White for enlightening us all, and helping us to see what is "hidden in plain sight".

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