Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280
What evidence to you have that the buildings in LSE are poorly crafted? Most of them actually seem to be of a very high quality.
If you go over there and look closely at most of the stuff that was done earlier, you will see some very unpleasant aspects on the early Loewenberg buildings and also the DeStefano ones. They're just built on the cheap and not well detailed. 340 is the exception and really is a high-quality building. The fact that it's entirely clad really goes a long way to tightening up the facade, obviously.
There is one place on the Lancaster in particular that really makes me cringe... the forms must have been off by more than an inch, because things don't align correctly and they had to do some massive compensation. It's been a long while since I looked at it, but I was pretty disturbed.
Craftsmanship also applies to the architectural design work itself. No self-respecting architect would call those designs well-crafted. Matters of taste aside, they're generally just very lazy.