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    An old building is that much closer to its end, while the newborns have their whole life ahead of them.

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    ^ Good point. That fact occasions a certain despair.

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    But will the new ones hold up as long?

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    They’ll implode within 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPC
    How anyone can look at the two buildings in front of it and complain about the Marriott is beyond me.
    I actually think the building seen in the foreground is one of the finest modern wedding cakes in the city. It's grace is diminished for being dirty and in need of renovation and also being in between the awful Verizon buiding and the even-more-awful "Milliken" building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbjefferies
    I actually think the building seen in the foreground is one of the finest modern wedding cakes in the city. It's grace is diminished for being dirty and in need of renovation and also being in between the awful Verizon buiding and the even-more-awful "Milliken" building.
    What doesn't really bother me about the building in the foreground is that it was a product of its time. The Marriott is a throwback and a bad one at that to the 1980's. That is not to disparage the entire post-modernism movement, there were some excellent pieces created during this time, this building however would be bad back then and it is especially bad today for an architectural style two decades past its prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aural iNK
    They’ll implode within 10 years.
    Naah, they're not in Brooklyn.

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    It's not even funny how awful the base of this building is. It's a disgrace.

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    U G L Y !

    If for no other reason, what's up with that break in the vertical line? Makes absolutely no sense! Horrible base, too. This building, with just a handful of tweaks, could have been at least marginally acceptable. What a waste!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbjefferies View Post
    I actually think the building seen in the foreground is one of the finest modern wedding cakes in the city. It's grace is diminished for being dirty and in need of renovation...

    Feininger, 1940.


    Abbott, 1938.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    If for no other reason, what's up with that break in the vertical line?
    I think it was meant to serve as an illusion of a setback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianoman11686 View Post
    I think it was meant to serve as an illusion of a setback.
    There's also some Verizon influence here: not all verticals go to the same height.

    Contextual, huh?

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    Still barking up that tree, ablarc?

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    Yo LondonLawyer: brand new 3 story crap buildings!



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