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Old Posted Feb 12, 2007, 3:13 AM
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Originally Posted by soleri View Post
I'm a little surprised how a recladding of some high-rise really generates so much controversy.
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That's a shame. The reason the white columns are thicker at the bottom is a historical reflection of NYC architecture. The older and shorter buildings are faced with stone and brick facades and the newer and taller buildings are glass. Pelli got kudos for this trick with his World Financial Center.
That is why. The building IS architecturally significant because of that. It is also original, the glass box they are replacing it with is not. It's just a glass box. It represents nothing whatsoever.
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