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Old July 3rd, 2013, 10:45 PM   #4761
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I wish they kept the Singer Building. One Liberty is just an ugly black block.
I have no problem with one liberty. I like it.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #4762
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I like one liberty but I love the singer building rip, I wish we coulda had both. maybe the can rebuild it on top of 1LP ?
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Old July 4th, 2013, 02:29 AM   #4763
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I like 1 Liberty more than Singer. It looks really good in its simplicity, though they could finish the painting effort already. It looks like a zebra right now
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Old July 4th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #4764
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I wish they kept the Singer Building. One Liberty is just an ugly black block.
I totally agree with you. One Liberty is one of the ugliest buildings ever to be conceived. Even when they started constructing it people in New York didn't like it because it is so ugly.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #4765
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No accounting for taste, I guess. Their/your loss.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:55 AM   #4766
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No accounting for taste, I guess. Their/your loss.
No accounting for taste? What is there about it that's so great exactly?
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Old July 5th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #4767
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The cool I-beam facade, the indented windows, the overall feel
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Old July 5th, 2013, 05:25 AM   #4768
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The cool I-beam facade, the indented windows, the overall feel
1LP might have an overall imposing facade, but that doesn't change that it is dull and boring compared to the Singer Building it replaced. Perhaps we have different tastes for architecture. Personally, I do not like the utilitarian and simplistic architecture of the era 1LP was built. There's no real character to it and it is depressing to look at. The Singer Building, however, was beautiful and ornate with fantastic architectural features that made it an icon for 60 years. It was like a giant palace.

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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:11 PM   #4769
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No accounting for taste, I guess. Their/your loss.
Of course is about taste...

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There's no real character to it and it is depressing to look at. The Singer Building, however, was beautiful and ornate with fantastic architectural features that made it an icon for 60 years. It was like a giant palace.

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Some people like Justin Bieber more than Beethoven, just like some like a ugly box over a classic skyscraper.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #4770
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That's because it was the US Steel Building when it was built in 1971. After US Steel vacated it's name was changed. In a way, it's as much narrative architecture as the General Electric or American Radiator Buildings in that the design describes in very simple terms what business the owner was in. The same goes for the US Steel Building in Pittsburgh and the old Alcoa Building with its aluminum fašade.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #4771
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Some people like Justin Bieber more than Beethoven, just like some like a ugly box over a classic skyscraper.
Yeah, how could someone like simplicity, pure clean lines, structural unity and open spaces more than superficial detail? Shame on them.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #4772
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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #4773
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What are those squares??
And what's the purpose of the wires that connects them?
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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #4774
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Some people like Justin Bieber more than Beethoven, just like some like a ugly box over a classic skyscraper.
Well, one could also argue that Justin Beiber has absolutely no comparison to the talent of Beethoven, and that Beiber is very superficial. I prefer more ornate detail because it has beauty and interest to it. I find no interest in a dull box. I guess it's a trait from my family. My grandfather was an architect and he was related to the architect who designed Rockefeller Plaza. And yes, it is about taste. That sums everything.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #4775
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That's because it was the US Steel Building when it was built in 1971. After US Steel vacated it's name was changed. In a way, it's as much narrative architecture as the General Electric or American Radiator Buildings in that the design describes in very simple terms what business the owner was in. The same goes for the US Steel Building in Pittsburgh and the old Alcoa Building with its aluminum fašade.
I actually like the Alcoa building, that's a really neat building.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #4776
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Thats what I was wondering. That is why I posted them here, wondering if any one knew...
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Old July 6th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #4777
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Oh, it's not too dull for you?
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