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.....Did they expect the World Financial Center to just vanish? I know its an old render, but ewwh
Nah - that was a proposal for the World Trade Center , not the WFC.
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so i stand by what i said: alsop is great. gehry is not.
Well, if that is characteristic of his designs, he needs to go back to school 'cause 4th graders could do better than that.
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What? How can this not have won? Blah, better than Peli''s poopie.
Well, it was later revealed to us all that the competition was more about what the development team would offer for the site, and less about design. Sad.
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I love this building. I dont know how it would translate in real life but, it looks great like that.
I dont think Gehry knows how it will translate in real life either. Guess we will have to wait and see.
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Adrian, did you eat too much acid?
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No, but one does have to be high to think that is good design.
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here are my favorite proposals of the day:



i liked krueck sexton's wtc concept a lot:


you rip beauiful designs and this is what you think looks good? Those 2 proposals are hideous. It looks like a second grade class had a design contest and those were the 2 worst. To each their own, but please stop acting like you are smarter than everyone else if this is what you call beauty in architecture.

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I wish this had been built, in a city that is not mine. It would be fun to see something as ridiculous as this actually existing.

Also Calgary's Bow is great, I really like it.
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yeah, adrian, this design is embarrassingly bad, and it ruins any credibility you have when you throw your support behind it. I like a lot of the other buildings you like, and appreciate your inputs, but... oh my gosh, this is fucking god-awful
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no, torn down!
and that skyscraper design is DECADES ahead of its time and is truly amazing. but whatever...
^i guess we all have different tastes
that what makes this interesting
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Another from Krueck & Sexton - Crystal Tower in Chicago:

that is pretty cool minus the ridiculous colors. This isnt the circus. And that looks like where the Crains Building is now. No way in hell should that be torn down. They better find another spot for that one.
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WORLD TRADE CENTER CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
KRUECK + SEXTON

New York, New York
2002

This proposal is an affirmation of life, the vitality of the city and of our country's most fundamental values. Glass occuli memorizing the dead are located on the footprints of the original towers. Suspended at the plaza level, they are inscribed with the names of the dead and continuously washed by a thin layer of water. A fragment of the original facade marks the corner of where the North Tower once stood.

The exterior of the building is a changing and ever flexible skin, reflecting the freedoms and the dynamic strength of America. The transparent and lightweight structure placed along Church Street is lifted into the air, welcoming people to this sacred ground.











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CRYSTAL TOWER
KRUECK + SEXTON

Chicago, Illinois
1999

Commissioned by Architectural Record as part of their "Futures to Come" series. A realistic speculation on the 21st century skyscraper as a technological type and a symbol of modernity.

Height: exceeding 1,484 feet (452 meters)







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the full proposals.

krueck + sexton are ahead of their time. period.
That design may be ahead of its time, but people also may have thought this was ahead of its time....Time will tell.

I actually like the building, but the colors are so stupid and pointless. I find your opinion facinating. You call Trump Tower interiors, which are composed of soft colors and dark woods, "tacky" but that proposal isn't??? A building with colors like that is the textbook definition of tacky!!!

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Ha! I almost don't need to say anything, because Itsmotorsport, Hayward, Nowhereman1280, Alliance, northbay420, Patrick, theWatusi, etc. are already saying it for me, almost perfectly in this thread so far! AdrianXSands, including me, you are so obviously and overwhelmingly outnumbered in disagreement.
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