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The Quotable Renzo Piano

"I am Italian," starchitect Renzo Piano tells Arch Daily. "The city is under your skin—as an Italian you grow up with this idea that cities are places where buildings talk to each other. There's a dialogue between the building and the street. It's about accessibility, it's about civic life. An urban person is a person that knows how to behave with civility, how to share, how to be accessible. A building should be like that." [Arch Daily; photo via Getty Images]