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Old Posted Sep 16, 2016, 7:00 AM
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Heatherwick's 15 story Vessel . .
is grossly nowhere near as impressive,
as the Eiffel Tower . . duh ! . . of course . .
Ross was foolish to have prophesied such a daunting achievement . .
this dashed-expectations design . .
reminds me of Ingles' gauche birthday-cake building . .
turned upside down . .

the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Ferris Wheel . .
will probably be a more fun trip . . especially at night . .
with the view of the vast, graceful bridge form, in the foreground, . .
lit, . . with the contrasting, infinitely-black, empty-void of the ocean behind . .
and of course the bay view . . framed in the distance . .
by the magnificent Jersey City-Manhattan-Brooklyn Skyline . .

and for a better view, . . I think I'd also prefer
the nearby observation deck of 30 HY tower . .
Of course, Heatherwick & Ross's showy $150M exercise-hamper is free . .
and maybe this thing will grow on me, somewhat . . perhaps a little . .
if somehow I'd have a ball . . climbing up into it, in the future . .
I can't imagine that happening . . but I'll try it . .

It's a lot of steps to sweep clean . . garbage blowing around . .
and with all of that dead, harsh shiny silvery glass . .
and mostly mediocre architecture surrounding it . .
no impressive falls or fountain water-feature, inside (or outside) to view . .
on a hot 95 degree day in August . . a chilly 30 degree windy day in February . .
rain, etc . . I'd skip it . . Will it be adventurous, or a dead zone chore . .
How about visiting the transit hub ? . .

Ross's bombastic Busby Berkeley basket . .
might be a clunky counterbalance to the Culture-shed . .
and, like the culture shed, it'll never be universally acclaimed . .
as a magnificently attractive visual or architectural form . .
Sure it'll be a big hit when it opens in a year or 2, . . cause it'll be "the new thing" . .
But will that enthusiasm last for 10 years ? . .
I won't say that it won't . . But I will say . .
this HY centerpiece should've been a lot better . .
Better than nothin ? . . no doubt . .
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