Tom Wolfe's anti-LPC Op-Ed in the New York Times last November is still making waves. The Village Voice is now asking:
Has Tom Wolfe Blown It?
The answer to why people become preservation activists is usually, "because a place they admired was destroyed and they didn't want to see it happen again." This awakening can occur at any age or stage of life. Tom Wolfe loved 2 Columbus Circle and was disappointed in the outcome. Why does the Voice think it weird that he would write passionately about the subject and against the lame city agency that allowed the building to remain unprotected?
The Voice is basically asking, "Doesn't he have anything better to write about?" QC is asking the same question of Mr. Gillette.