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Old Posted Jan 3, 2019, 3:50 AM
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Dare I say... I kinda like the Bender Spire haha
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Dare I say... I kinda like the Bender Spire haha
Reminds me of this a little..

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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 3:40 PM
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I really have no idea what he was going for with that middle section of windows. It just seems to random and out of place, does not work for me.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 4:03 PM
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Well now that it's complete, it's clear that pretty much none of the detailing on this thing makes any sense, especially the "bronze". For example:

- Why is there a giant area of bronze windows on the upper right of the South facade? It's very lopsided and feels like it was almost put there to compensate for what the designer feels was a defect in the massing of the tower.

- Why are there two random "bronze boxes" on top of setbacks on the East facade (the first big setback and last big setback)? Is RAMSA trying to emulate the funky greenhouse additions you see built on setbacks in NYC?

- What's with the weird vertical strip of glass right in the middle of the South facade? Oh wait I forgot you always see art deco buildings with random strips of MCM facade up the middle of them...

- Why does that vertical strip turn into five separate vertical strips?

- Why is there another chunk of that weird vertical glass facade treatment marooned way up in the upper right corner of the South Facade?


The whole composition seems cobbled together and random now that they've cluttered it up with all kinds of different facade treatments. I also don't like how the banding of the bronze window surrounds in three floor groups alternates between the center and side sections of the South Elevation. Again, not sure exactly what he's trying to do there.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 5:23 PM
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Maybe in time OBP will grow on us but,

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Old Posted Jan 8, 2019, 10:25 PM
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 2:24 AM
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I like the building. It's a good try at the classical style with the modern "constraints." Weathering will break this one in for a lot of people. It looks too clean, giving off the impression of "prefabrication" or "fake."
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 2:54 AM
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The brown whatever it is mouldings at least play off brown Olympia Centre.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 3:08 AM
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Wow. She's done...



First pics I've seen where it looks settled into the skyline in my opinion. Love it. Still stand by this one as one of my favs in the cycle. Especially for its neighborhood impact.
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The brown whatever it is mouldings at least play off brown Olympia Centre.
That's North Pier Apartments, Olympia Center is by the Water Tower. I agree though to some extent
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 5:19 AM
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That's North Pier Apartments, Olympia Center is by the Water Tower. I agree though to some extent
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OBP looks decent at a distance. Looks messy up close.
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OBP looks decent at a distance. Looks messy up close.

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I like the building. It's a good try at the classical style with the modern "constraints." Weathering will break this one in for a lot of people. It looks too clean, giving off the impression of "prefabrication" or "fake."
were it actually limestone id agree with you. cant say i think time is going to do the concrete any favors.
     
     
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OBP looks decent at a distance. Looks messy up close.
Couldn't agree more. It looks pretty bad up close.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 8:00 PM
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I got a good laugh out of that one.

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OBP looks decent at a distance. Looks messy up close.
Yes. Seems to be the consensus, although tup may take exception
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