Cedric Price's competition design, 'A lung for Manhattan', may not have won the prize (Peter Eisenman nabbed $100,000), but his scheme has found much favour in the city. New York Times architecture correspondent Herbert Muschamp describes the plan for a giant open park between Penn Station and the Hudson River as 'a gem', which 'reaches beyond the formal qualities of architecture to deal with the quality of urban life . . .No urban bone-crunching. No high-tech structural callisthenics.
No hay to be made. Just a light dusting of glass frosting and breeze blowing from the river.
Just a place for the city to breathe.' Muschamp liked the sketches that looked 'as if they could have been dashed off on napkins between sips of claret'.