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Old Posted Jan 21, 2020, 5:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Boerumer View Post
*Shocking* how quickly the fad of designing towers to look like an askew stack of books came, and went. Not quick enough for JC unfortunately.
Yeah, it's definitely going to be a motif associated with this era in architecture. It's a weird design decision.
I think it evolved from museums and civic buildings where the "stacked boxes" concept made sense for the plan, for views, or for solar reasons.
It makes a lot less contextual sense for taller buildings, imo.
I think architects think it makes the building look "dynamic" but it often just looks messy.
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