Thus far, The New Yorker does not have a replacement lined up for Mr. Goldberger. It speaks volumes that a major publication may not include architectural commentary; yet, former Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynsk argued that architecture criticism is slowly dwindling from publications. ”The New York Times has a “chief architecture critic” who hardly ever writes about architecture. Paul Goldberger, our leading critic, has not appeared in The New Yorker since May 2011, and that was a piece about New York taxis. I always check to see what Sarah Williams Goldhagen, the interesting critic of The New Republic, has to say, and she hasn’t posted anything since November 2011…I don’t know whether it’s the recession and dearth of new buildings, or whether after the boom years, when architecture became faddish, the fad has simply faded,” noted Rybczynsk.
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