Mr. Soleri, however, will discuss his marvelous, flawed creation with disarming frankness. Has Arcosanti, for instance, lived up to its potential? “No. Don’t be silly,” he said, and then laughed. — NYT
Michael Tortorello recently visited Arcosanti to check in on the status of the famed, Utopian urban laboratory. He finds it in transition as last fall, Mr. Soleri finally retired (at age 92) as the president of the Cosanti Foundation. Jeff Stein, 60, formerly dean of the Boston Architectural College, is the foundation’s new president and under his guidance, the foundation is beginning to explore ways of developing a more profitable, privatized or at least self-sustaining model for shaping Arcosanti's future.