the old facade was hideous. the new one isn't anything special, but atleast the tower will look more fresh 'n new..
It may be special for New York??? what are you talking about..there's much bigger projects in NYC than this.the question is... will it be visible, like in the rendering? the glas usually doesn't turn out as transparent as in renderings. allright, it may be special for new york, but to me it looks like an ordinary office building that you see everywhere in europe, only on steroids (with a height of over 500ft).
No way! That would seriously suck majorly. I really hope that doesn't happen.I understand that Der Scutt's distinctive One Astor Plaza will lose its crown and become an anonymous glass box.
Yeah, I don't mind this one, because it needs it badly IMO, but there are just a ton of prewar buildings getting glass facades and I'm not all for doing that type of thing. It really takes away from the architectural variation in the city. I think it's better for the less than lovable buildings (this one was a real eyesore), but others really shouldn't be stripped of their uniqueness.ok I'm glad someone has done a 'reclad' thread here. Now for a rant. I never liked One BBP much, or cared one way or the other. However, the 'glass invasion' is an alarming trend. First there was the reclad on the love it/hate it midtown Verizon, which met mixed reviews. Then we have the very unpopular restyling of the pre-war 3 Coumbus and the modernist classic 100 Park Ave. I understand that Der Scutt's distinctive One Astor Plaza will lose its crown and become an anonymous glass box. This is extremely bad. How would you like to see every non-landmarked major highrise in the city reclad in blue-green glass? Every internat'l style building, every postmodern one, and many prewar ones. Developers love that sort of thing, a 'new' old buidling, and ennviromentalist types will clamor for it too. NY is not the emerald city! Anyway, there's a greater point here about how US architecture is regressing back towards the late seventies, but I'll deal w that later. Also, please don't quote this whole post unless you're many posts later...it's so annoying when people do that!
Maybe not a ton, but a lot. Just walking from about 34th to 50th street you can see a number of buildings being reclad with glass.a ton? Are there really that many getting recladded?