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Thread: Memorial Sloan-Kettering - Mortimer B Zuckerman Research Building - by S.O.M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteynyc1
    Is there a thread or does anyone have a rendering for the future Cancer research center going up on 2nd ave between 66th and 65th? This was the site of the beloved Beacon Theatre which will be missed.
    Here's the thread on the Beekman Theater.
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5629

    Renderings are on AMD's website under healthcare.
    http://amdrendering.com/

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    I really like this building.


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    Thumbs down Blegh!

    I really don't.

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    It is interesting in a disturbing kind of way to me. I see this and for some reason think "Javits Federal Building" at Foley Square. Big, high-visibility, and just something very "ugh!" about it.

    Eloquent, eh?

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    Have you ever seen someone wearing one of those t-shirts with the blurry lettering that causes you to strain your eyes? They usually say something "funny" or "clever" about being drunk/stoned. Well, that's what this facade treatment reminds me of. It's literally hard for me to look at, as it makes me dizzy.

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    Wink

    Maybe they're doing a lot of research with eyesight.

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    You would think when SOM reclad 2-Broadway, effectively replacing the zigzag facade that perhaps the zigzag era was over. That said, this is not a good building, the random free vertical spandrels, do save the building somewhat and provide some visual interest however, thankfully.

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    Heh. I hadn't seen this building before, but it makes sense that it's a research building... The patterns on the side of the building bear a resemblance to the "lanes" in western (or northern or southern) blots -- a common research tool used to characterize proteins, RNA and DNA.
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    Or perhaps it was to get back at the neighborhood NIMBYs that tried to block its construction.

    Now they'll get eye strain everytime they look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyck View Post
    Heh. I hadn't seen this building before, but it makes sense that it's a research building... The patterns on the side of the building bear a resemblance to the "lanes" in western (or northern or southern) blots -- a common research tool used to characterize proteins, RNA and DNA.




    Appropiately.
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    Good God do I hate the "zigzag" look. This is no better than that federal building downtown. In faaaact, I'd say they came from the same parents.. Barf!

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    Don't like it, though the guy who designed a good portion of it is cool. He used to sit next to me atthe office and had a model of that thing sitting on his desk that was a leftover from his involvement on the project.

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    I used to live around the corner from this POS. What could be expected from a putz like Zuckerman?

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