His story starts with the launch of Studio 54 in a former opera house and CBS studio on West 54th Street. "That was the first business -- all the forces of the universe came together," he says. "It was like holding onto a lightning bolt."
These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.
Positioned directly across the avenue from the imposing Waldo Mansion that houses Ralph Lauren's flagship store today once stood a more exhilarating building, among the most notable that ever existed in the city.