It's a box, but frankly there about 1000 40 story boxes in Manhattan and their skyline looks great! This is good high rise infill plain and simple. And as for the box, the facade has a very appealing and strong vertical arrangement giving it a nice towering presence. The materials looks high quality. They're using what appears to be slightly tinted aqua blue colored glass which should look classy. My only criticism is the top could be a little more defined/tapered by indenting the windows similar to the 12 and 13 floor "sky garden". Anyways, hope it gets built!I will reserve judgement after a more colorful render. Seems a bit bland.
See, that's what I was thinking, but couldn't believe they'd have auto access through the front. I imagine there must not be an alley along the back, because front auto access in an urban corridor like this is rare, at least from my personal experience, anyway.The front right is where the entrance is, at least from what I got from the PDF.
New 40-story tower at 5th St and Nicollet Mall. 451 feet