the whole, entire history of 20th century architectural engineering…

…in one prescient phrase. Mechanical engineer Albert Buenger, writing in the Journal of the Western Society of Engineers in 1939–about air conditioning, but clearly about so, so much more:

“…there will probably never be an architect who provides sufficient space for the engineer’s requirements, nor on the other hand will there ever be an engineer who will ask for only a reasonable amount of space for his equipment.”

Albert Buenger, “What Air Conditioning Means to the Architect.”  Journal of the Western Society of Engineers, Vol. 44, no. 1.  February, 1939.  23.