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    This fence is not very attractive imo.

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    6/23: Look at those reflections, very late in the afternoon no less!




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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    This fence is not very attractive imo.
    the glass and simplicity of it is mind boggling beautiful. The fence is already dated, and seems out of place. Too busy. Maybe if they fence was a dark color it would look better.

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    The fence: the asthetic reminds of those modern 1960's church sculptures and screens you see now and then.

    Perfect for the swanky "Papal Audience Hall" in Vatican City:

    http://www.usask.ca/education/edfdt/...g/DCP03360.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Do you mean from the point of the materials used or the design?
    Designwise

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    From CURBED:

    40 Bond Update: Schrager's Homage to Haring

    Friday, July 20, 2007, by ROK88



    Just because the Gaudi-esque graffiti gates have been installed below all
    that gleaming green glass of 40 Bond don't think there isn't more to come.
    Developer Ian Schrager has yet another trick up his sleeve. And this one
    seems to reach back and touch his old Palladium pal, Pop-meister Keith Haring.
    Which probably won't hurt things on Bond Street, value-wise.


    [Keith in the now-closed Pop Shop on Lafayette Street, circa 1985]

    Architects Herzog and de Meuron have come up with a series of metal
    panels, all covered with what look like Haring-esque gewgaws. The incised
    panels are going up on the street-level townhouse walls just inside the
    gates. So while everything up above Bond Street is regimented and square,
    down at the sidewalk it's all curvaceous and wild. Back in the day Keith used
    to roam these streets and he left his mark on many of them. Here's a
    reminder of what came before. A little history lesson for those girls from Reno.







    40 Bond GraffitiGate Update: The Gates are In [Curbed]
    40 Bond Update #1: Sunglasses Time! [Curbed]
    Clubs Index > Palladium [discomusic.com]
    Untitled (Palladium), 1985 by Keith Haring [allposters.com]
    Keith Haring [haring.com]
    Floorplan Porn Ultimate Edition: Tribeca Triplex [Curbed]
    40 Bond Update: Schrager Gets His Trees [Curbed]
    Sidewalk Justice [haringkids.com]
    Reno-East Village Cultural Exchange [Curbed]

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    I went by the building today to try and get a better idea of what is going on with these panels ...

    Many of the panels have been put up, but are still covered with the protective white vinyl film. The colorful side seen in the curbed piece is actually the backside of the panels. From the little bits that are exposed it looks lke the panels are basically a dark color and have a sort of fritted treatment.

    You can see in the panels that have been installed that the patterns will cover almost all the area where there are not windows or doors.










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    The panels look fabulous!

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    Seems like the building is amazing in detailing, yet dull in overall massing. What gives?

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    That ^^^ has never been my impression when walking along Bond Street.

    In fact, the massing of (almost) all the buildings on this block is really great -- and has a flow up one side and down the other.

    Very curious to see what will be going in at the new and as-of-yet-unrendered development at 41-43 Bond ...

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    ^ Kinda magical.

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    The gates really annoy me. I might like them more if they went straight across, though (instead of the peaks and valleys). That way they would be more complimentary to the irregular grid of windows above. Overall, the building seems to clash with itself. The bottom part is really fussy and in-your-face, while the top is simple and elegant. I, myself, prefer the top. The bays and panels and gates all together look a bit confused, in my opinion.

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    Camera loves this one ...

    Reflected in the window of Lobel Modern across the street at 39 Bond ...


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    I htink once 40 Bond is done we'll be thankful for the craziness and whimsy she shows at street level.

    The block could become oh-so-seriously too, too top drawer.

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