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    It's tough to tell which one is the worst. Did Kaufman even go to architectural school?

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    Seriously, this guy is going to be really embarrased when he gets the sight back in his good eye.

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    Ugh. This is horrible. The sad part is that it'll cover up the view of 2 UN Plaza, which has always been IMO one of the most underrated buildings in this neck of the woods. Maybe the US Mission's bland concrete firewall-ness will strike a good contrast to the shiny glass nextdoor, within that context.

    Hmmm...

    Maybe not.

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    The most interesting aspect of this high-rise bunker was the sawed-off roof, and of course that has been axed in the most recent rendering. If you're going to build a concrete silo, is it impossible to give it some sort of decoration?

    [sigh] Representative of America indeed.

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    I know, this was gonna be my mini Libeskind tower. Oh well, such is New York.
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    Derek and I couldn't figure out if this was just the core of actual building.


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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    [IMG]Thank you Gene Kaufman, you nutcase.
    This one's actually fairly stylish.

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    Derek and I couldn't figure out if this was just the core of actual building
    Unfortunately, that's how the bottom of the building will look, like a bunker.
    Even more unfortunate than the ugliness of this building is the way it will block the best angles of 2 UN Plaza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    This one's actually fairly stylish.
    Yeah, for Secaucus NJ but not in Midtown. The setback from the streetwall is the worst offense.

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    Gosh, those buildings are beautiful. An example of Modernism that never loses its look of newness, and never fades into architectural anachronism. Looks as fresh today as it did 40 years ago.

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    I thought they were trying to deter people from bombing the building.


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    We have gone insane ^^^

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    When this thing is obsolete (soon enough), let's turn it into the Museum of Fear and Arrogance.

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