While the front-page article on architecture in Los Angeles was timely, it failed to point out that what is going on in Los Angeles is not atypical (July 5).
There are similar issues impacting architecture in other cities across the country including the East Coast, from whence the designer labels come.
The first issue deals with sensitivity to scale. Recently, a large project designed by one superstar proposed for Columbus Circle in New York was superseded by another architect perceived better able to address the urban issues considered ignored by concerned critics.
The second issue deals with architectural style. Where is it? In 1984, as a design juror for Progressive Architecture's annual competition, I felt architecture was at a dead-end, and that new restaurants were more interesting than most major buildings. If that was true in 1984, architecture today is having a true identity crisis.