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Old Posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:45 PM
jg6544 jg6544 is offline
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Ummm.... if You know anything about Grand Central TERMINAL, the 1950's tower would have destroyed the station, literally. THANK GOD IT WAS NEVER BUILT>

The fight to preserve Grand Central TERMINAL was epic leading all the way to the Supreme Court and made landmarking for design alone legal across the USA. The best of the best buildings in NY and elsewhere are still standing as a direct result of the Grand Central Tower never being built. I rather have all those other architectural wonders than the Grand Central Tower. Personally I think I. M. Pei was evil for even participating in this plot to destroy Grand Central TERMINAL.
Couldn't agree more. And I've never been a fan of the PanAm/MetLife slab, either.
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Old Posted Sep 24, 2015, 7:28 AM
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Ummm.... if You know anything about Grand Central TERMINAL, the 1950's tower would have destroyed the station, literally. THANK GOD IT WAS NEVER BUILT>

The fight to preserve Grand Central TERMINAL was epic leading all the way to the Supreme Court and made landmarking for design alone legal across the USA. The best of the best buildings in NY and elsewhere are still standing as a direct result of the Grand Central Tower never being built. I rather have all those other architectural wonders than the Grand Central Tower. Personally I think I. M. Pei was evil for even participating in this plot to destroy Grand Central TERMINAL.
I totally agree. I never liked Pei and when I read about this proposal it was the final nail in the coffin, so to speak. In my opinion anyone who proposes messing with GCT should be permanently barred from practicing architecture.
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2015, 2:03 PM
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The building does seem to have a very unique interesting design. In fact I appreciate it when architects try something new and interesting. I always find that the architects in USA tend to be a bit conservative when it comes to building designs. Like every building in USA looks almost the same. Always a unique,attractive building design can increase the attractiveness of an area or city. Similar building designs make the city look like a concrete Jungle. Look at Dubai . They always try new ideas and designs over there.
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2015, 2:07 PM
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I totally agree. I never liked Pei and when I read about this proposal it was the final nail in the coffin, so to speak. In my opinion anyone who proposes messing with GCT should be permanently barred from practicing architecture.






Agree! the Grand Central Terminal is really Beautiful. Maybe they should have tried out a different location for their building
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