Propositions and ordinances will come and go, a politician's legacy of laws can always be undone, but buildings tend to stick around. So the city's official architect must keep in mind not only public interest, but less-concrete things like aesthetics, or the shadow a proposed building might cast. People forget about city politics, but an architect risks having his name cursed twice daily during commutes if an unfortunate bit of brick or mortar lands on a street corner — or if it... More >>>