The Real Deal Miami

Who you calling short?

December 10, 2010 05:55PM

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From left: Todd Schliemann, Ricardo Scofidio, Renzo Piano, Deborah Berke and Rem Koolhaas

After spotting an article earlier this month that claimed starchitects make tall buildings to compensate for their own vertical deficiencies, the Architect’s Newspaper has cried foul. Defenders of the starchitect, the paper called the aforementioned article “stupid” and rattled off a list of architects that are above-average height. Making the list are Todd Schliemann (the Standard Hotel), Ricardo Scofidio (Alice Tully Hall), Renzo Piano (the New York Times building), Deborah Berke (48 Bond) and Rem Koolhaas (Second Stage Theater), all pictured above. All the men named are over six feet tall, while Berke is roughly 5′ 9″. [Architect’s Newspaper]