THIS WEEK'S WISH is by Rafael Viñoly, an Uruguayan New York-based architect hailed by the New York Times' Herbert Muschamp as "the most elegant architect now practicing in the United States".
Viñoly was shortlisted for the design of the World Trade Centre, but lost out to Daniel Liberskind. He's since designed a number of towers including 20 Fenchurch Street in London to be completed this year. Dubbed locally as the "Walkie Talkie" tower, it joins Norman Foster's Gherkin and Richard Rogers Cheese Grater in the British capital.
Viñoly has developed over 400 projects all over the world in his 45-year career -- everything from New York [...]