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Old Posted May 28, 2012, 3:33 AM
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Dan, your pics are amazing. But the more I look at this building, the less I like it. Williams and Tsien are known for their materiality and the swaths of limestone come off one dimensional and bland to me. Maybe I'm a philistine who "doesn't get it," but this building really bores me. I love Williams and Tsien, but this building is increasingly feeling like it isn't their best. I do like the scale changes between the tower and base, but the louvered roof seems a hackneyed choice and the storefront windows feel clinical instead of feeling like the warm-modernity that the pair is known for.
“The test of a great building is in the marketplace. The Marketplace recognizes the value of quality architecture and endorses it in the sales price it is able to achieve.” — Jon Pickard, Principal, Pickard Chilton
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