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Thread: The Willow Hotel - 120 West 57th Street - by Roman & Williams

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    Oh God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastMillinocket View Post
    They're right - we need more spires.

    So are they life partners in addition to business partners?
    They are!

    & re: GK/R&W: GK did basic massing, R&W spruced it up, and turned it into a project that is actually attractive (besides the side-walls). It is definitely an excellent example of what a decent facade treatment can do for an otherwise boring boxy structure.

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    Photos do not do this facade treatment justice: we see only the dull, boxy massing in the photos. The on site view - full frontal view - is quite attractive: lots of quality materials along with plenty of texture and detail on the facade.

    All Gk needs is a couple of good design consultants to help him with the 'aesthetics' - Gene is mostly a space planner, building envelope maximizer and contract document drafter, strictly 'architect of record' stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    The shape is nothing special, but the materials are awesome!
    It respects the streetwall and, with intermediate success, adjacent building setbacks. By today's mid-rise hotel standards, such a shape is a notch above "nothing special".

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