Real Deal interviews Robert A.M.Stern

The Closing: Robert A.M. Stern Candace Taylor – May 29, 2009 The Real Deal

How do you feel about the term “starchitect”?

That architects have been given some kind of star status is nice. On the other hand, I don’t think architects should be celebrated like movie stars. We’re much more interesting than movie stars and much more important, and what we do is much more enduring. If you don’t like the movie you’re watching, you can turn it off or walk out of the theater or fall asleep. I do all of those things. But if it’s a building and it’s across the street from your window and it’s an abomination, what are you going to do about it? Not much.

-Tanya

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