Article | Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67, an Architectural Icon, Arrives at a Crossroads

The Wall Street Journal

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Living in the world-class architectural heritage carries pride for many Habitat dwellers, but what makes it like home is its one-of-its-kind sense of community fostered jointly by its residents. Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Keates documents various voices from the residents as Habitat 67 arrives at a crossroads of short-term renter occupancy intended by a developer and long-term residency. Moshe Safdie comments on developer renting out his design as vacation homes in the article:

“What has characterized Habitat from the outset is the commitment of ownership, which assures long-term residency. Rental by definition suggests mobility and can be detrimental to successful community life, as Habitat has exemplified.”

Moshe Safdie

Published in Media on September 7, 2022

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