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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 9:06 PM
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Building programs change. What was thought to be needed in the early 70s wasn't necessarily so in the early 80s. Also, the finished hotel didn't end up being designed by Yamasaki or Roth&Sons. It ended up being SOM. Stylistically by that point, the architectural world had moved on a bit. Frankly after looking at the original model, I'm surprised it didn't end up with some stupid contrived mansard roof. Kudos to SOM for designing something sleek and understated so as to not take away from the original complex.
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