Originally Posted by Bill Ditnow
With some ingenuity this spire design could have been essentially the building design, a building rearing far into the sky as a torch.
Absent that, the spire would have helped somewhat to uplift the mediocre building underneath it. Now we are not even getting the spire, but a bland generic office tower with a run-of-the-mill toothpick stuck on top at the most important architectural site in the country.
Well done, US of A! If you want to know why the American Century is a thing of the past, consider this state of affairs along with many, many other reasons.
It's a sad country we live in these days.
This could have been a bright spot in the great recession, but unfortunately they've let it dwindle down to a run of the mil office tower.
Wish I had the money/power to make these buildings happen. Things would be quite different....