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Dreams and Regrets

Shopping Town: Designing the City in Suburban America

Reviewed by Kelly Comras, FASLA

An architectural model of Gruen’s Northland Center. The mall, built in Southfield, Michigan, opened in 1954. Image courtesy Gruen Associates.

Victor D. Gruen (1903–1980) was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, a powerful visionary who combined social criticism, persuasive charm, ambition, and talent. Continue reading Dreams and Regrets