The TWT is beautiful, the best box in the city IMO. Amazingly simple, but it just works.
It just goes to show you how little imagination, skill, and artistry you need to produce a glass box tower like this when a hack like Kondylis can churn one out.
Put me down for the "like" category. Trumps stuff is usually gaudy and over the top, this is the opposite in an understated minimalist way. It's probably the only black glass box I've ever liked.
Therefore this building must be a piece of crap.
If you started with the observation, you might end with a different conclusion.
Kondylis does do a lot of crap, like the director, Michael Curtiz, who made Casablanca. Arguing from Curtiz' usual standard, you'd have to conclude that Casablanca was worthless.
Here's a look at the 2 story penthouse on the top floors. Still the highest condo in NYC.
New York City, 2010
For the interior design of this 20,000-square-foot, 8-bedroom, 16-bath apartment, located on the top two floors of the 90-story Trump World Tower, the designers created spaces with multiple layers, as well as a sculpture garden, reflecting pool, home theater, and professional-grade listening room and recording studio.
Image courtesy ODA-Architecture
Last edited by infoshare; March 29th, 2011 at 06:54 PM.
How would you compare it with this one? Pretty decent departure for Trump.
Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, Trump Palace towers 55 stories above one of Manhattan’s most elegant neighborhoods. As the tallest building on the Upper East Side, Trump Palace offers magnificent views from its many balconies. Featuring a beautiful lobby of marble and mahogany, residents can relax and enjoy the building’s adjoining garden park. You’ll find all of the amenities one would expect in a Trump building with an indoor parking garage, storage space and premier health club. The top floors of the tower feature spectacular full-floor penthouse apartments, while a separate wing along 68th street is comprised of private town home-style units. Trump Palace is the definitive uptown standard of luxury.
I love this building. It reminds me of the black monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey looming over Manhattan. I understood that Derek Jeter owned a unit in this building and heard recently he is selling it. Perhaps this penthouse is/was his?