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    Not even ONE pic of the interior???

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    Curbed
    October 16, 2006

    BLUE Adds a Touch of Woodgrain Brown

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    Maybe it wasn't the ill Lower East Side wind this weekend that knocked this window out of BLUE. Maybe they just wanted a lighter shade for this pane. Something in a periwinkle perhaps.

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    I actually live 4 blocks away on Columbia Street and was wondering what the real estate costs in Blue. Does anyone have an idea? Haven't really had the opportunity to find out.

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    Carlos -- welcome back!

    (I've missed your pictures)

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    Some pics from today ...

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    Does this have anything to do with the above? :




    The effect has gone from looking "pixelated" to looking like there was a sale at Home Depot.


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    ^Difference between a clear sky and an overcast one...

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    It's quite blue in person, though I agree that the rendering was unsurprisingly optimistic. The pattern seems to have been compromised for views. More like this in person:


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    Who cares about what tone of blue it is, the tone only depends on the amount of sunlight anyway. The shape and the pattern is what's really important and both are well executed. This building is dynamic and daring, its even a little dangerous. I love this building and its particularly effective in its context of the Lower East Side.

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    I can believe that it looks better in person and I guess even see how it's right for the area....and although there's nothing new about beautified renderings, compare the two: in the rendering it has a delicate, egg-shell slick skin, the window panes are thin and all of the same thickness, there are NO air conditioning grills....and the pixel pattern is much more complex.

    The final effect is more than a little cheapened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    I can believe that it looks better in person and I guess even see how it's right for the area....and although there's nothing new about beautified renderings, compare the two: in the rendering it has a delicate, egg-shell slick skin, the window panes are thin and all of the same thickness, there are NO air conditioning grills....and the pixel pattern is much more complex.

    The final effect is more than a little cheapend.
    I'll agree that it looks different from the rendering, but I don't think it looks worse.

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    Again, I think it needs to be emphasized just how important the presence of sunlight is, as well as the angle at which you're viewing the building. Just as a sample of how bright this building can be, check out this photo from a couple months ago, taken from the Williamsburg Bridge:



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    You're both right. It's not as pretty as the rendering (though I'm impressed that the form wasn't distorted in the rendering - too many buildings are squatter in reality), but not worse enough to dismiss it. Definitely one of the most interesting new buildings in the city.

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