Former New York Times writer Ada Louise Huxtable passed away on Monday in New York. She is best known for her architectural criticism and received a Pulitzer Prize for her critiques. Most recently, she wrote for The Wall Street Journal.
Huxtable, 91, died of cancer, according to her attorney. She began writing for The Times in 1963, as the newspaper's first architecture critic. She claimed that architecture should primarily be judged by how it makes the people who use it feel.
She was also one of the early advocates of historic preservation in a city filled with historic buildings. One of her most memorable criticisms came from her thoughts on the new Penn Station building and the demolition of the old one.