April 24th, 2012, 11:03 PM
April 24th, 2012, 11:37 PM
OK, they can stop. Tall enough for this pile.
April 28th, 2012, 04:38 PM
April 28th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Build the Tower Verre
Sadly, this will be the best it'll ever look.
It goes downhill from here on.
April 30th, 2012, 04:35 PM
The green insulation will be its only redeeming quality.
Too bad it will be covered.
April 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM
In the long run...
A crap building by a crap "architect" for a crap school!
April 30th, 2012, 09:52 PM
May 2nd, 2012, 03:16 PM
May 2nd, 2012, 03:34 PM
That shot of the Pace Dorm from the north across the Fulton Hub site shows how prominent & visible this will be. Too bad they didn't show more civic pride and come up with a better design.
May 2nd, 2012, 04:35 PM
Walked by today. I've seen enough.
Processed cheese of the highest order.
May 2nd, 2012, 05:53 PM
At least they could put an Apple Store on the Ground floor!
May 2nd, 2012, 07:28 PM
That pretty much sums up the color of the pre-cast cladding.
Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp
May 2nd, 2012, 07:32 PM
Cheese and apples. All we need is a bakery and a wine merchant, and we're good to go.
May 3rd, 2012, 08:24 AM
May 4th, 2012, 04:36 PM
A few things:
1.) It is actual brick. They've been laying for a few days now. I like the color. Depending on the window treatments, this could be nice.
2.) I think the prefab panels on this look fine. Independent of that, what is our problem with prefab panels? Would we have been pooh-poohing every new cast iron building being built in SOHO a hundred years ago because they "cheaped out" and used a cast iron facade instead of employing 50 Italian immigrant stone workers to build a real neo-classical masterpiece? Is this what we've come to? From what I can tell, we've been doing things "on-the-cheap" for construction for a LONG time, whether it's using mosaics on the subway instead of carvings, or the largest pieces of limestone cladding possible (and only for the first few floors like all the buildings in FIDI), or even, as I said, cast iron facades. And then, as now, some are great examples of the clever application of a building technique to its fullest, and others less so. The same can be said of the current type of cheap, which is pre-cast concrete panels.
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