Robert Moses (1888-1981), was the "master builder" of 20th century New York City, an advocate of a controversial style of urban planning that favored the construction of new highways over the preservation of existing neighborhoods.
- I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelets without breaking eggs.
- Quoted in his obituary in the New York Times
- You can draw any kind of picture you like on a clean slate ... but when you build in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.
- Cities are created by and for traffic. A city without traffic is a ghost town.