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Thread: United States Mission to U.N. - 1st Ave @ West 45th - by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates

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    When this thing is obsolete (soon enough), let's turn it into the Museum of Fear and Arrogance.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

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    This is a shame, like the base of the Freedom Tower.

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    They might as well have built a moat as well.

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    To be honest, I don't see what the security features of this building are that make you think it is somehow a manifestation of fear. The buildings looks pretty accessible to me.

    But, if there is a security concern, that takes precedence over architecture. I think you can disagree about things like the Iraq War and also believe in protecting the safety of America's public servants.

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    Accessible?

    And just where might that welcoming front door be?


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    What a great structural expression of the country's current internal and external policies. Form follows function.

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    Why the entrance is on the roof of course, arrival by helicopter.

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    ^right next to the turret that guns down any planes passing nearby, since they can be hijacked by terrorists.

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    lofter, here is the front door:

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    That is almost comical ^^^

    A big concrete shaft rammed through the center of a bollard-encircled & screened-off set of passageways.

    And of course the welcoming gun turret thing on the corner.

    I'm all for safety, but ...

    There is some credence to the philosophy that what one envisions for the future is what will take place.

    Here: We will be bombed so we must build to protect. Ergo: We will be bombed.

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    Interesting, is all I can say. Looks kinda like an airport.

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    2 UN being eclipsed by this is so unfortunate.
    What a hateful design.

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    I Imagine that there are rendition cells in the tower and that diplomatics entering take an elevator down to one level below "hell" to speak with U.S. representatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    2 UN being eclipsed by this is so unfortunate.
    What a hateful design.
    I agree.

    Also, a country that's so hated that it requires a fortress for a consulate should really re-think its foreign policy.

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