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  1. Thread: London Projects

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    St. Pancras International

    Amazing.

    http://stpancras.eurostar.com/en-in/where-we-moving

    Wouldn't it be nice it New York had something remotely like this? A huge, grand station that is the hub to other great cities? Oh,...
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    I'm sorry that the man died, but I won't miss his...

    I'm sorry that the man died, but I won't miss his work. "Self-indulgent" is a most kind way of describing his prose.
  3. Thread: Graffiti

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    Oh, I'm sure this vaunted artist is as pure as...

    Oh, I'm sure this vaunted artist is as pure as the driven snow.

    Even if he's cleared it will be worth having Ecko--that great champion of free speech--cough up a few hundred thousand in legal fees.
  4. Thread: Graffiti

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    I did read the article. As the old courtroom...

    I did read the article. As the old courtroom expression goes, "Throw enough stuff against the wall and something will stick."

    Or perhaps in this case the expression should go, "Paint enough...
  5. Thread: Graffiti

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    Throw the book at him.

    Throw the book at him.
  6. The most interesting aspect of this high-rise...

    The most interesting aspect of this high-rise bunker was the sawed-off roof, and of course that has been axed in the most recent rendering. If you're going to build a concrete silo, is it impossible...
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    Every single word of what you just wrote is dead...

    Every single word of what you just wrote is dead on, ablarc.

    NYC, the self-proclaimed "capital of the universe," offers a welcome mat to visitors that is decidedly third-world.

    Sad? Yeup. But...
  8. Thread: Advertecture

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    If the city that bills itself as "the capital of...

    If the city that bills itself as "the capital of the universe" can't prohibit the erection of astonishingly ugly signs popping up in the middle of a neighborhood, that says something.

    It's not BS...
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    I'm not sure why the idea of a skating rink has...

    I'm not sure why the idea of a skating rink has you so apopleptic, Fabrizio. It works splendidly at Rockefeller Center--so much so that one was set up with great success at Bryant Park this past...
  10. Thread: Graffiti

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    What a tired thread. Defenders of (ahem)...

    What a tired thread. Defenders of (ahem) artistic expression vs. those who don't want to see the public sphere smeared.

    Not going to jump in; the pages & pages of back & forth have said plenty.
  11. The spiffy 59th Street subway extrance that goes...

    The spiffy 59th Street subway extrance that goes through the base of the Bloomberg Building has never been opened. Months ago the reason for this closing was concern over falling snow & ice. Not a...
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    I suppose we view the area differently. I don't...

    I suppose we view the area differently. I don't see it as sterile and faceless at all. The freight barges--"gantries"--that are a remant of the neighborhood's industrial past have scrubbed and...
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    antinimby, you have not the faintest idea of what...

    antinimby, you have not the faintest idea of what you're talking about. "Blocks that followed the grid pattern of the city?" Have you ever set foot in that neighborhood?

    Believe me, that area...
  14. Thread: Graffiti

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    Don't bother, JCMAN20--Clyde is about to go down...

    Don't bother, JCMAN20--Clyde is about to go down any one of a number of predictable paths:

    -- The Man should stop being so uptight!
    -- Who is to say what is art?
    -- First you crack down on the...
  15. Thread: Graffiti

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    The Times, which usually writes about graffiti...

    The Times, which usually writes about graffiti vandals sympathetically, gave this subject the treatment it deserves. Meanwhile, as for Marc Ecko, patron saint of graffiti and--ahem--the First...
  16. If this rendering depicts a blight, NYC could use...

    If this rendering depicts a blight, NYC could use a great many of them.
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    No...this building is proposed for the corner of...

    No...this building is proposed for the corner of 48th Avenue and 5th Street--one block north of the Gantry.
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    The mantra of community boards: Sensible...

    The mantra of community boards:

    Sensible development now! Sensible development forever!
    Stop the dangerous overpopulation of NYC!
    Stop shadows!
    Stop everything!
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    Can there be any doubt Solow is simply going...

    Can there be any doubt Solow is simply going pie-in-the-sky, knowing full well those #s can't be realized, so that way he can shave 20 or so stories off each building in a grand gesture of...
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    Sensible development...sensible development. ...

    Sensible development...sensible development. Let's see...how sensible is it that over two million people live on a small island--and tens of millions of visitors flock to see it every year? How...
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    I love this argument about the mass transit...

    I love this argument about the mass transit network. Believe it or not, the community board used this against Trump World Tower as well.

    If CB6 were really concerned about an overburdened...
  22. Poll: But aren't you just transferring the debate about...

    But aren't you just transferring the debate about a building to a debate about the architect? The opinions & motives of the Landmarks folks aren't going to acquire godlike wisdom because they're...
  23. Poll: This is an interesting idea, but it has two...

    This is an interesting idea, but it has two problems: one, instead of arguing about the merits of a building, the debate shifts to the merits of the architect; and two, "blanket untouchability"...
  24. Thread: Governors Island

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    T'would be lovely (cf. the Millennium Bridge...

    T'would be lovely (cf. the Millennium Bridge across the Thames), but I don't think it can be done. Whatever spans the harbor has to have a huge amount of space underneath it so as not to block...
  25. Thread: Governors Island

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    Well, you've come out against monotonous glass...

    Well, you've come out against monotonous glass boxes, you've railed against "uptown guys" coming into Lower Manhattan, and about 80 South Street you declared, "Let him stick that thing in Greenwich."...
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