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    I was perusing Gene Kaufman's website and saw the rendering for the structure that will rise across the street from Gehry's masterpiece. It's red and yellow and reminds me of a 37 story version of the POS on 8th Ave. that houses the NY Lines Company. Indeed, it's truly absurd and demonstrates that Kaufman (and Chang) are utterly deranged and insane. Macklowe and Condylis exhibit the utmost taste compared to these lunatics. Their complete lack of pride is demonstated by these ridiculous monstrosities that Kaufman and Change design and build. NYC also deserves blame, however, because someone should have the authority to reject proposals for these ridiculous buildings.
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    That is a good comparison to the NY Tours building on 8th





    But I dunno, those exterior elevator banks are kinda cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    It's red and yellow and reminds me of a 37 story version of the POS on 8th Ave. that houses the NY Lines Company.
    That's funny. Where does Kaufman get his color inspiration from, a box of crayola?

    I don't know what to make of this latest McSam. The alternating patterns has a strange but interesting look to it but the bottom floors with those vertical stripes looks just awful.

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    A riff on one of these \/


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    Chinese Color Theory

    Red: Red, a bright, auspicious color associated with warmth, life and the Fire Element, denotes good fortune and happiness / the color red not only serves to express joy, but also to ward off evil influences / the "lucky color"

    Yellow: Yellow, the royal color used by the emperors, represents power and authority / associated with the Earth Element, which symbolizes growth /

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    The value of the south facing units on the lower 30 floors of the Gehry / Ratner building across the street from this thang just dropped by about 40%

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    It's Chinese cheesey in a sweet and sour kind of way.

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    Sam Chang out-door elevators?

    All I can say is: you go first.

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    Unhappy I like the red

    but the yellow as to go!

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    There's no getting around the influence seen here ...


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    Kaurman & Chang's latest design for a trio of hotels near Times Square ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post

    ... the rendering for the structure that will rise across the street from Gehry's masterpiece.
    My choice of outfits for the grand opening (although I think the LARGE would suffice ) ...


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    I don't mind this one, actually. Kaufman/Chang have designed/built far worse.

    Note to all: the top of the rendering shows a "Westin" sign. At first I though, hmm, maybe this one will come out looking better than the usual Chang garbage. But according to this correction in the NY Times, it will not be a Westin:

    http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...AD0894DF404482

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    The building is clearly hideous, but at least it will be completely overshadowed by its neighbor. Do any other buildings in New York have exterior elevators?

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    Save the parking lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    Save the parking lot!
    I agree.

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