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Old December 18th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #261
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We knew the box was coming. Nobody wastes valuable floor space for the sake of an architectural award.

The good news is that it's still early in the re-design process so maybe a little flair can sneak into this value-engineered banality.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #262
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such a shame anyway.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 04:30 AM   #263
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Here's a 3D sketch of the design.

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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:38 PM   #264
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Dreadful.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #265
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unconscionable
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Old December 19th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #266
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ok its just a box
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Old December 19th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #267
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Quite disappointing
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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #268
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A lost opportunity. What a letdown. New design looks so ordinary, so unoriginal. Shame.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 03:39 PM   #269
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No interest into this one anymore. Case closed. -.-
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #270
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^ exactly. I had high hopes for this one too. sigh
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Old December 28th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #271
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What a bummer. I rated this project alongside 56 Leonard as one of the best designed new buildings being built.
Maybe we'll get lucky, and they'll cancel this, so that the site can be saved for something better. Not likely, though, I know.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #272
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It was a bit awkward-looking anyway.
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Old December 28th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #273
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This design could be pretty good or absolutely dreadful depending on how they make the exterior look.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #274
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Good cladding can make or break this building. Still hope?
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Old January 8th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #275
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what a shame, the original design was great
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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:52 PM   #276
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It was a bit awkward-looking anyway.
I'm with you. The new version is exceedingly bland, but I could never really get myself all that excited about the original incarnation. It didn't look very flattering from almost any angle.

I guess the question is, is a wacky design better than a bland one? For my money, you can ignore a bland design forever, but if an in-your-face design doesn't age well, you'll be stuck with it for a long long time.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #277
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With the original proposal i always sort of had the idea that I was looking at it from the wrong angle, whatever the angle...

The new design won't suffer from this effect because it's so frkn lame
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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #278
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they started construction today!!!!!!! A few guys and bulldozers started digging away
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Old January 10th, 2014, 02:59 AM   #279
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Sounds more like prep, but great news!
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Old January 10th, 2014, 03:04 AM   #280
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I'm waiting to see actual renders of the new design before I judge it.
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