July 7th, 2015, 07:08 PM
July 7th, 2015, 07:58 PM
truly beautiful building, a great fit for rural Connecticut!
July 8th, 2015, 07:09 PM
I question if anything can be gold and not be gaudy. I know warm metals are all the rage, but I will fess up to not getting it.
July 8th, 2015, 08:39 PM
Well that's a reasonable response to an architectural design you don't fancy: a fair minded, reasonable and non-snarky criticism - we don't get that too often here at WNY.
Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB
I , on the other hand, am delighted with the how this is turning out: one of my top favorite buildings currently under construction. I will not quibble over matters of personal tast preferences, and individually held standards of "good design" - but I do see how one would equate glittery gold trim with being "gaudy".
My infatuation with this building will continue unabated : with soon to follow site photos I took today.
July 9th, 2015, 11:08 AM
Qua Omsa Lagee Wann
Agreed. Black, white and gold strikes a very 70s note. Copper, stainless, corten etc. would have been better.
July 9th, 2015, 07:51 PM
We're going corten on the house. So that I get.
This building isn't bad, really, just maybe not my favorite. I guess partially because I think the place on 14th did this so much better. The brass was a little more subdued and the brickwork a bit more boisterous than the panels here.
July 10th, 2015, 09:44 PM
This features on the facade of this building are the best I have seen as of late: the quality of the materials, the architectural detailing on the window frame with the metallic protruding trim, the thick and massive precast concrete cladding on the facade - all brilliant.
I will continue to follow closely the construction progress, along with photos and commentary, until the completion of this building: because I think this project is so well done, yet widely unnoticed.
July 11th, 2015, 09:13 AM
This building is lame and so is Foster.
July 11th, 2015, 09:39 AM
The Funny thing about architecture is that I - or anyone else - can not definitively disprove or dispute your claim about either the Architect Foster or his Design for the building: so 'lame' is a fair enough. I am definitely in the minority in my admiration for the design of this building, in this forum anyway: I wonder what the consensus would be from the general viewing public if they were given only two choices 'lame' or 'lovely'. My guess is "lovely"..... And, I would be willing to make a wager on that prediction.
Originally Posted by londonlawyer
July 22nd, 2015, 08:39 PM
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August 5th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Crabby airline hostess -
That is a quality finish on the building. Maybe the brass will knock down with time?
November 4th, 2015, 05:09 PM