What Makes Him Tick?

Upon Herbert Muschamp's imminent departure as his post at The New York Times, The New York Observer features a mistitled piece on the 56-year-old critic, "As Muschamp Goes, Angry Adversaries Ready for Revenge".

The piece is actually a well-written synopsis of Muschamp's time as an architecture critic, from the mid-1960's to the present, giving both a good background and a much-needed perspective on the trajectory of his career. Regardless of his recent writings and baffling behavior over the years (WTC flip-flop, for example), the article paints a generally good picture of Muschamp, indicating that his successor has some mighty big shoes to fill.