Architecture critic Paul Goldberger jumps to Vanity Fair

Goldberger had been at the New Yorker since leaving the New York Times, where he won a Pulitzer Prize, in 1997. He will be a Vanity Fair contributing editor. The New York Observer wonders if it's the end of architecture criticism at the New Yorker:

There are two great thrones in American architectural criticism, that of The New Yorker and The New York Times. It was at these two journalistic institutions that the practice was born, at the hands of its king and queen: Lewis Mumford, that great champion of public works and technics, and Ada Louise Huxtable, still the dean of the design press.

Paul Goldberger has been in the fortunate, indeed unique, position of wearing both crowns.

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