How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'
Inequity in Design: Separate doors for rich and poor

My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to be increasingly written into our architecture.  On Sunday the New York Post reported that the city of New York had approved a "poor door" for a luxury condo development on Manhattan's Upper West Side. That is, a separate entrance for tenants of the building's affordable-housing units. Naturally, this is already causing waves — in one, two and three parts — on the Internet. ...