On Saturday, the Architect's Newspaper broke the news that Paul Goldberger, who has served as the New Yorker's resident architecture critic since 1997, is leaving the vaunted position for a less clearly defined role at New Yorker sister publication Vanity Fair, which is also published by Condé Nast. In a statement, Vanity Fair's editor, Graydon Carter said "This is an appointment that thrills me profoundly," calling Goldberger a "gifted commentator" and "brilliant writer."
This is the latest in a series of appointments and departures that have altered the landscape—or, perhaps, streetscape—of architecture criticism in the last year: Michael Kimmelman, long-time New York Times art critic wears the Gray Lady's archi-crown now, after the June 2011 departure of Nicolai Ouroussoff, who held the Times critic's chair for seven years. Will the New Yorker continue to publish "Sky Line"? And who will grace the column with her/his wisdom? Let us know who you think should succeed Goldberger on the throne in our comments section, below.
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