In the spirit of the Donald Trump vs. Lucille Bluth challenge here, we would like to offer our own puzzler. Which of the following quotes was said by the midcentury urban planner and archenemy of Jane Jacobs who cleared what he regarded as slums and razed what he regarded as dated architecture with a ruthlessness that has left its imprint on New York City to this day, and which by the “businessman” of the Daredevil ‘verse who, as the master criminal Kingpin, attempts to carry out his own unique program of urban renewal?
Challenge yourself! Test your friends! Contact me on Facebook to request answers. S/o to Paul Bowman for the insight.
[My business is] rebuilding this city. I want to carve something beautiful out of its ugliness, set free its potential.
You can draw any kind of picture you want on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra, or Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis, you have to hack your way with a meat ax.
This city isn’t a caterpillar. It doesn’t spin a cocoon and wake up a butterfly. A city crumbles and fades. It needs to die before it can be reborn.
I’m just a man with a dream.
Those who can, build. Those who can’t, criticize.
What I said about what I want for this city is the truth. But money and influence is not enough to usher change on such a scale. Sometimes it requires force.
I… admire what you’re trying to do– to change the world, with nothing but desire and your own two hands. That’s something that I do understand.
I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelets without breaking eggs.
Problems are just opportunities that haven’t presented themselves yet.
I want to save this city, like you. Only on a scale that matters.