::rehtorical mode on::
a product of the architectural firm...is it not?...that's been anointed to grace us someday
soon with renderigs of 225 West 57th Street? ::mode off::
Bearing in mind, therefore, what I understand is their apparent talent for culturally interpretive design, what precisely am I supposed to glean from what we see here before us?
I mean, how does what appears to me to be the love child of R2D2 and Monty Python's tennis-playing blancmange tie in to local history?
Think about it: From Cash, Haggard, Twitty, George Jones, Waylon & Willie, ad infinitum........we get......this
?(!!???) Somehow, that just doesn't compute.
The lack of symmetry--or, for that matter, any concerted effort to pick a shape and run with it, even if on an abstract level
--disturbs me more than anything else about this tower. Height? Anything 600'+ passes muster in my book. The facade's okay; and I'd have no issue with the curves...if, that is, the overall form didn't look so.....well.....split-brained
. It's just more than a bit annoying to look at, if but for the reason that the more astute observer might blow a heart valve trying to figure out what exactly about Nashville this structure is paying homage to.