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    ^ Doctor of Urbanity prescribes wee mom-and-pops...

    ^ Doctor of Urbanity prescribes wee mom-and-pops for scale and diversity.

    (Also help control cellulite.)
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    Exactly what the doctor ordered.

    Exactly what the doctor ordered.
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    Not, I suppose, if the purpose of punishment is...

    Not, I suppose, if the purpose of punishment is revenge.

    But revenge for what? Is guilt here proved beyond reasonable doubt? Can it ever be?
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    This situation is so hopelessly entangled that no...

    This situation is so hopelessly entangled that no one will ever sort out the truth of it.

    Let the defendants out. If they're not guilty, some degree of justice will have been done.

    If they are...
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    Wow ... so sad! My deepest condolences, Linda.

    Wow ... so sad! My deepest condolences, Linda.
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    Those Italians! Always going off half-cocked....

    Those Italians!

    Always going off half-cocked.

    Must be their hot Mediterranean blood. ;)
  7. Thread: New York Taxi

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    Bummer! I was rooting for the Turkish entry....

    Bummer!

    I was rooting for the Turkish entry. Showed promise of becoming an icon.

    The choice shows timidity.
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    Lame brains. The magic of this building is the...

    Lame brains. The magic of this building is the Modernist continuum of unbroken space from outside to the far reaches of the mezzanine. Destroying that is not forgiven by strips of black granite.
    ...
  9. Poll: ^ Well, that's a relief. The rest of the...

    ^ Well, that's a relief. The rest of the building's features are hopefully as easy to explain away.
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    Where do they get all those pretty girls? I...

    Where do they get all those pretty girls?

    I sort of agree with you about those first two hats, Fabrizio; refined taste (ultra-refined). But I like the others, too.

    The wedding was the best...
  11. Poll: I dunno, lofter; this building seems more and...

    I dunno, lofter; this building seems more and more vapid the more I see of it. What is the message of the blue and white pattern? Could it be aesthetic bankruptcy? What should we do now, Olaf? Empty...
  12. Thread: City Hall Park

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    ^ Might be a bit of a ruin by then. (Maybe...

    ^ Might be a bit of a ruin by then.

    (Maybe that's OK.)
  13. Thread: City Hall Park

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    How long will this be up? The ledges will be...

    How long will this be up?

    The ledges will be attacked by water. (Process already underway)
  14. Poll: This building will look de-constructed even when...

    This building will look de-constructed even when finished. Is that intentional symbolism? If so, is it appropriate?
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    After years of visualizing Fabrizio as the cool...

    After years of visualizing Fabrizio as the cool dude with a cigarette, I find the new avatar hard to digest.
  16. Thread: Maritime Hotel

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    Facade streaking mars this building; it's a...

    Facade streaking mars this building; it's a result of rainwater draining concentratedly from the low point of the circular windows. Hard to figure out a fix.
  17. Poll: Does it bother anyone else that those square...

    Does it bother anyone else that those square depressions don't accurately represent the Twin Towers' footprints --neither in their dimensions or their exact locations?

    Too late for remedy, I know;...
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    The sign is the work. As it now stands, this...

    The sign is the work.

    As it now stands, this isn't a mural; it's a billboard.

    Advertising the "artist" with block letters, it seems presumptuous, even arrogant.
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    ^ Nope.

    ^ Nope.
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    47 pages ?? That sure shows dedication. What's...

    47 pages ?? That sure shows dedication. What's the source of your unusual interest in this case, FrankZ ?
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    Aw, you're just a sucker for a pretty face.

    Aw, you're just a sucker for a pretty face.
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    Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

    Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  23. Thread: Fulton Center

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    Looks like the base of an office building --which...

    Looks like the base of an office building --which is what it ought to be.

    The skylight is superfluous frippery. To gauge its cost, you have to add all the lost revenue from the never-to-be tower.
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    The building's not too bad though.

    The building's not too bad though.
  25. Generally, Arquitectonica = shit.

    Generally, Arquitectonica = shit.
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