The show 666 Park Avenue builds on this premise, as do Millhauser's
"The Barnam Museum" and many of his other stories in Dangerous
Laughter ("The Tower" and "The Other Town"). The lavish houses in
Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby play important roles as well. The list
goes on and on. What houses, towers, and skyscrapers play roles in
Downtown. Lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder.
And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
|By Richard Silver|