Horrible sentence from NY Times

Shame on you, Alex Williams! And shame on your editor for not throwing this one back in your face:

Mr. Perelman exercised his naming right this year, following Ms. Cohen’s death from ovarian cancer, despite the fact the couple had divorced in 1994.

This is ambiguous: we know you mean that it’s odd that he would name a building after someone he divorced, but the meaning that first hits the reader is that their divorce did nothing to prevent her death from ovarian cancer.

Interesting article, BTW.

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