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    Reclad them, take them down piece by piece, blowing them up into smits, I don't give a dang. Whatever is the cheapest option I will do. One thing for sure, I won't be gentle with them...lol

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    Re-cladding may be all most of these things need, but the problem is I do not think their facade beams were designed to hold anything more than aluminum and glass.

    So if you wanted stone/brickwork up there, you would be forced to Faux it.

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    Forget faux ... I'd go with GENUINE aluminum and vinyl siding:

    http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/b...ding/index.htm

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    They come in TWO COLORS!!!!!

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    Ugh, those are some damn ugly and pathetic buildings, what is the guy thinking? I wonder how he even has the balls to call himself an architect.

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    I think he just comes cheap so people hire him. My buddy said that New York is so hard to build in b/c there are so many laws and it's so expensive so I guess if you can get a cheap architcet and save a couple million you would.

    For the most part I don't think most real estate people are into great design. They just want to make money. That sucks I know but it is true.

    Also most of the approval process I think is about the zoning and what isn't allowed. Design requirements aren't a huge part of it as much.

    For example. Say there is a curved wall in a design. To buy actual curved glass is insanely expensive so developers just use straight glass and create and artificial curve out of it. It looks terrible but it is cheaper so developers do it and the city doesn't care.

    anyway this guy sucks and is an embarrasement.

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    Default we just need deregulation

    The less regulated an environment, the more good buildings go up. Just look at Hong Kong or Chicago. Fewer rules = more innovating buildings. You're right that people will build some ugly towers with deregulation, but there is also economic value is building a tower that looks good - people want a home that looks nice if they are going to pay 2 million dollars for it. As more proof, consider New York's buildings before regulation, and the kind of colorful competition that led to the Chrystler dome. Now we have government buildings, and its all garbage, from Robert Moses housing towers to modern buildings that beat people up in the approval process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    I think he just comes cheap so people hire him.
    That plus he just has no talent and bad taste. A very bad combination.

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    Default so little talent that he keeps getting hired

    Untalented people don't get hired repeatedly. His talent is controlling costs and getting projects approved. In this city, those are very impressive talents.

    I don't find his taste appealing either though.

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    That's what they call a cheap whore.

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    If you google Gene Kaufman this is the third page to come up. Hopefully he likes to check in on himself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfenn1117 View Post
    If you google Gene Kaufman this is the third page to come up. Hopefully he likes to check in on himself!
    I had to Google him myself to believe it. That is great. I hope he runs a vanity search sometime soon.

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    i hope he runs off a bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alonzo-ny View Post
    i hope he runs off a bridge.
    Just so long as he does not design it first.

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