Originally Posted by pico44
I am beginning to recognize your method of operation. When the render is revealed - you trash it. Ground breaking - announce you have relunctantly high hopes with a back handed compliment: something like, "I'm excited New York is finally going to get something that doesn't make me want to vomit into my mouth and nose."
Then the cladding starts - you trash it. Top out - trash it. Chime in with any and all negative comments and published reviews. Ignore all the good ones. Is that about right?
Whats puzzling is that you ignore the really dumpy stuff. No comments on MiMa? That crap tower up at Mt. Sainai? Gene fucking Kaufman?
The internet is certainly an outlet for negativity but, architecturally, there really is almost nothing to praise that has been proposed or is being built in the US. Yes, there are exceptions obviously. But why must one praise something when it merits no praise at all? The proposals for this project are all anywhere from totally outdated to just bland. Nothing better. Of course it's all a matter of taste, but if you're looking for a building to display any promise, in terms of materials, renderings, etc., this looks to be a pretty mediocre product from a thoroughly mediocre firm.
Again, nothing to praise and plenty to criticize. Though you could probably sum up the criticism by just sighing heavily, then shake your head and finally shrug emphatically and go back to doing something more worthwhile like eating a burrito.