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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Not In My Park

    Fourteen designs unveiled for two controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park towers.

    by Henry Melcher

    Proposed towers by Alloy Design + BIG Courtesy brooklyn bridge park corporation

    Proposals by Davis Brody Bond (left) and Morris Adjmi (right).

    A number of prominent architecture firms—including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Asymptote, H3 Hardy Collective, Morris Adjmi, Marvel Architects, FXFOWLE, Pelli Clarke Pelli, BKSK, and Selldorf Architects—responded to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation RFP for Pier 6. The proposals are mostly boxy, glass towers with fairly restrained design gestures. Collectively, the buildings seem more characteristic of South Florida than the Brooklyn waterfront. BIG’s proposal has vertical concrete columns that open like curtains over the buildings’ entrances. Future Expansion + SBN Architects put forth textured glass towers that are carved away at steep, diagonal grades. NV/da + O’Neill McVoy Architects presented deep, landscaped terraces to separate the taller tower into distinct masses. Morris Adjmi submitted a more industrial approach with two glass and steel structures, the taller of which is topped by water towers.
    That is a respectable list of architects who were commissioned by unrespectable developers to do disrespecting designs....

    With the slobs that are commissioned with financing this city's lots it is no surprise that these mundane crap is what we end up with. Yet another missed opportunity to showcase some progressive cutting-edge architecture; so instead of enriching this city with interesting architecture these developer savages uncouthly line their pockets with more $$ than they (and their future parasitic generations) know what to do with.

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