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An Architectural Tale of West 71st Street

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Architecture buffs and dorks everywhere will love this one. The Times took a look at the architectural diversity of West 71st Street between West End and Broadway, especially at the row houses that define the stretch. And to those who love pure contextualism, they brush it off! In their words, "The architecture has a certain giddy touch, joyously untempered by the good taste of contextualism so often claimed as an urban ideal." Couldn't have said it better ourselves. Not that we adore every building on the block, but it's nice to see random "quirkiness" get it's due from time to time.

· Row Houses Gone Wild [NYT]