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Quotation by Rem Koolhaas
Manhattan has no choice but the skyward extrusion of the Grid itself; only the Skyscraper offers business the wide-open spaces of a man-made Wild West, a frontier in the sky.
Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), Dutch architect. Delirious New York, "The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper," p. 72, Oxford University Press (1978).
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