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    Speaking of panels, but unrelated to this building, that place on the west side, maybe 9th ave and 38th st or so? Can't recall the exact spot. Anyway, much more of the paneling has gone up on it, and it is notably less offensive than the initial, what appeared to be painted on, exterior coating.

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    9th between 38th & 39th...only slightly less offensive-just wait till they strip off the
    protective paper and you see that the panels are not all the same colour

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    Not the same color like this:


    or like this:

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    the second choice, at least it was in their presentation to CB4.
    It turns to chocolate brown at the top.

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    World's tallest roach motel. Another crowning achievement for the city!


    GKA

    On a serious note, this isn't that bad and might inject some life onto those desolate streets.

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    Oh that is just bad. Isn't the cheap Fedders AC windows not bad enough but to slather up a 400+ ft tower with snot green? Really?

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    It's the photo, man. The building is silver, with red accents for the windows. It's actually pretty good as these hotels go.

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    And it's really tucked away on two narrow streets, so it's surprisingly non-visible. And will be even less so (more so?) in a couple of more years when others rise around it (123 Washington, 50 West).

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    Did this actually even require the involvement of an "architect"?

    Katastrophic Kaufman Kookie Kutter Krap.

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    Looks like something erected in the 60's in São Paulo.

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    ^LOL!!
    This is just Bad.

    ©tectonic

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    Yep, it is. Luckily it will disappear amidst all the new towers rising nearby.

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    Comparing the tower today (2014) vs the garage that it replaced (photos from 2007)

    Last edited by LeCom; September 17th, 2014 at 11:28 AM.

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    Nice work, LeCom and Tectonic.

    IMO the architecture is harmless, and it's a big step up from the garage. Kaufman has improved — he's no longer the worst out there. The years of shaming probably helped.

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