We mourn the death of Ada Louise Huxtable, who set the standard for architectural criticism in our time. As recently as last month, in The Wall Street Journal, Huxtable, with a typically measured and carefully-considered argument, came out against the planned overhaul of The New York Public Library’s magisterial main building on Fifth Avenue. She was 91.
We asked a number of critics to remember Ada Louise: her influence on their work, an anecdote, a favorite quote. We will continue to add new tributes over the next several days.