Queens Borough President Helen Marshall Disses Architect Philip Johnson

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Two men, one mind.
Two men, one mind. Photo: Nybeyondsight

Queens borough president Helen Marshall's hairdo is a bit architectural itself, so you'd think she'd have more sympathy toward preserving the kitschily modernist New York State Pavilion that Philip Johnson designed for the 1964 World's Fair. Many people want it preserved, and Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe is open to this. But not Helen. "It should be demolished," she said this week. "We have great artists. [Johnson]'s not the only artist in the world." Tough talk, from icy-pink lips. [NYDN via Queens Crap]