"I knew from the start I wasn’t just going to do New Haven. I was going to do piece by piece, putting it together like a puzzle. I started with Harkness tower because it’s striking; it was the centerpiece of Yale when I went to school there. It was like a crossword puzzle – where something horizontal might fit into something vertical. I kept on doing vertical and horizontal, where there was an empty space. That’s why the Beinecke got to be longer, because I needed something longer to fit in there! Then I got into a few houses, the cemetery, the Green -- life, death, education."
-- Robert Morris