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Old Posted May 23, 2017, 2:30 PM
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Holy crap that thing is ugly. It looks like something a 5 year old would create with a bunch of cardboard boxes..
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Old Posted May 23, 2017, 9:04 PM
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I like it. It's one of the more eyecatching additions to Manhattan. People are always looking up at it. It practically sold out overnight.


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Are there any street level shots of it looking up from below? I'm curious if it's complexity is apparent from that angle.
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Did they ever put the Bean on the bottom?
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I love the shape/massing, some of the coolest ever. But the white rectangles in the glass just clutter the whole thing up.
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O MY GOD this building is stunning, hypnotizing!
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Did they ever put the Bean on the bottom?
The Kapoor sculpture is being installed this Summer.
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The Kapoor sculpture is being installed this Summer.
Thought that had been canceled.




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I'm indifferent...

The views on the other hand have to be stunning.
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i thought it would jenga more, but its very striking.

anyway, later this year at long last its going to be all about the bean.

and that will definately happen -- the artist guy anish kapoor himself bought an apt in the bldg last december. you know he will want to walk in by his bean!

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I KNEW this building reminded me of something. The 3rd level of Shadow of the Colossus.


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This is a building that *almost* had it right. The top is what bugs me a bit. Something about it seems off. Should've come to a pinnacle of sorts.
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I think the proportions are all right. A pinnacle would distract from the overall design.


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I find this mixture of large glass bays and raw concrete extremely daring to a luxury condo building like this and just appealing. This would be trendy among today's French-speaking architects, especially for the balconies they skillfully managed to it. In fact, I think these are more "terrasses", not exactly balconies. Not everyone can enjoy that outdoor feel in a private condo by these heights...

It's a fascinating building, signature of contemporary architecture with some remaining modern codes to it.
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the denouement of this building, which still hasn't played out as yet, was never going to be at a pinnacle, it was always to be at the base.

i guess we just have to be patient.


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An informative video on the tower, history, what it is, ratio, ect..

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why the silverblob sculpture is delayed:

https://tribecacitizen.com/2018/02/0...omment-page-1/
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I think the proportions are all right. A pinnacle would distract from the overall design.


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Still love this tower.
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