Robert Moses

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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.


  • 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.

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