these endless string of p and h "deco towers" make lucien lagrange look like a genius.
^ Nonsense. This and public housing have practically nothing in common.the city spent over 25 years trying to undo the mistake of public housing. now along comes a series of buildings that effortlessly recapture that same sense of oppressiveness.
As someone who cares deeply both about urban poverty/policy and on architecture, you have just annoyed me on both counts. That comparison is a crass one. One the one hand, it callously discounts the massive social implications of public housing (in the same vein of, say, comparing a building to a concentration camp). On the other, I don't remotely see the aesthetic connection between the stark, low-cost architecture of public housing and the (admittedly boring, but harmless) buildings going up here - please do go through the CHA homes and illustrate to me how they share a common aesthetic origin or voice with these. Or do you just randomly like to take strong and rather disconnected opinions on things for no reason other than to feel elitely superior to everyone here?the city spent over 25 years trying to undo the mistake of public housing. now along comes a series of buildings that effortlessly recapture that same sense of oppressiveness.
Yes. The sign in the picture says "Now Leasing".are these two towers rental buildings?
...and they're all ugly as sinP/H is on a roll with these two-towers-on-a-shared-podium thing: Museum Park East and West, Walton on the Park (if the north tower is ever built), 600 N LSD.
These are, but not 600 N. LSD!!...and they're all ugly as sin