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    Too bad about those buildings by the KABR...

    Too bad about those buildings by the KABR developers and their GRO(ss) architects. Those look like the seeds of future blight: cheap, poorly designed buildings. A shame that at least some of those...
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    Great to see that - despite the loss of many...

    Great to see that - despite the loss of many fairly nice historic masonry buildings for this Death Star-sized building - one small bit will remain ...

    ... the lame, seemingly always-empty TD Bank...
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    Another great deal from Moinian. NY loses: its...

    Another great deal from Moinian.

    NY loses: its architectural heritage, its history, residents' lives

    NY gets: some of the world's ugliest buildings

    Death by a thousand Kaufmans.
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    Gorgeous. Highly impressive, inside and out.

    Gorgeous.

    Highly impressive, inside and out.
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    ^^ Ugh. There goes the freaking neighborhood. ...

    ^^ Ugh. There goes the freaking neighborhood.

    That area has a few truly awful buildings (the Residence Inn first and foremost; 1008 Sixth Ave is pretty bad as well). But this is a new low. What a...
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    Sticky: Poll: I heard rushing water in the 9/11 Museum back in...

    I heard rushing water in the 9/11 Museum back in December or January, but assumed that was normal...
  7. Hi, Cesar Pelli and the scumbags behind RFR...

    Hi, Cesar Pelli and the scumbags behind RFR Development!

    You guys are a NET NEGATIVE for New York.

    Please stop. Or might I recommend Phoenix? Ok, bye. Thanks!
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    DeBlasio is not a friend of New York...

    DeBlasio is not a friend of New York architecture, or of most New Yorkers. He is a friend primarily of encouraging and increasing poverty - which typically does not lead to great architecture ... or...
  9. Thread: Hudson Yards

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    Poll: IMO, the VE job improves it. With the dimple the...

    IMO, the VE job improves it. With the dimple the building looks somehow very 80s - reminiscent of the unfortunate glass building down on Water Street near the Seaport. Dated.

    The design is less...
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    ^^ Good. That area was underutilized and hideous....

    ^^ Good. That area was underutilized and hideous. The only way to deal with failed tower-in-the-park "urban renewal" architecture (as at Washington Square Village/ University Village) is to build out...
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    ^^ Very unfortunate. A lot of nice buildings in...

    ^^ Very unfortunate. A lot of nice buildings in the grouping the Chinese developer has bought up. Some of them need a sprucing up; others - the carriage house that used to be Desmond's - are in great...
  12. Yes, and for the worse. Moving toward the lowest...

    Yes, and for the worse. Moving toward the lowest common denominator of rectangles and right angles (and, yes, those words are redundant).

    See how non-rectilinear design is nicer than purely, dully...
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    Really shocking, really depressing. I don't know...

    Really shocking, really depressing. I don't know how you can do this and remain an untaxed, non-profit organization.
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    What the architectural terrorists took: ...

    What the architectural terrorists took:

    http://collections.mcny.org/Doc/MNY/Media/TR3/b/f/c/2/MNY235348.jpg
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    It would be if not for that brown nightmare of a...

    It would be if not for that brown nightmare of a building to the left. I guess they may be recladding it in white plastic?...

    At any rate, that would be a great POS to raze, the sooner the better.
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    This crap is destroying the city and turning...

    This crap is destroying the city and turning large areas of it into a Third World city in the making.

    De Blasio will never, ever come to the aid of the city's architecture. He's fundamentally, at...
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    Scumonkey - yes. Roldan - no. No. No. No.

    Scumonkey - yes.

    Roldan - no. No. No. No.
  18. ^^^ Seriously? The posters above will let their...

    ^^^ Seriously? The posters above will let their partisan ideologies outweigh architectural sensibilities on an architecture forum? Do you really think having a fenced-off hole in the ground is...
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    Well, that makes you want to barf...

    Well, that makes you want to barf...
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    ^ That would be a big net positive. While the...

    ^ That would be a big net positive.

    While the buildings being knocked down for "One Vanderbilt" are actually quite nice pre-war skyscrapers that would be gorgeous if scrubbed (and therefore a big...
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    Is the church next to 15 Washington for sale? Is...

    Is the church next to 15 Washington for sale? Is it landmarked?

    It's one of the nicest looking buildings in the above photos... Would be pretty terrible/ pathetic if it gets razed for more...
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    I just threw up in my mouth. Seriously, if...

    I just threw up in my mouth.

    Seriously, if there's 1 thing the city can do it's to prevent so much sh*titecture from ruining New York. Where are the city pols when the likes of Gene Kaufman/Sam...
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    I believe the preferred term here is "spawn."

    I believe the preferred term here is "spawn."
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    Yep, like the Carnegie mansion, today the...

    Yep, like the Carnegie mansion, today the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

    Modernism is a disease and a scourge meant to take all the joy, whimsy and romance out of life. Its practitioners (virtually...
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    Best quote I've ever heard about Sam Chang. He's...

    Best quote I've ever heard about Sam Chang. He's a real-life version of Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life," only with s****y hotels instead of s****y homes. Arguably even worse - at least homes...
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