Originally Posted by Jebby
This building came out pretty damn ugly.
It ain't beautiful, for sure, but I think people sort of rooted for it because it was a high-rise where a highrise needed to be.
Personally, I preferred the original "crystal" design better as far as appearance overall, but there were negative things about it, stuff happened, and we ended up with this.
I don't think it's ugly, but the differing blue of the spandrel and the glass bothers me: looks a bit tasteless. Also, I would like the windows to have been a bit more reflective, so I didn't get the feeling I was looking into someone's living room.
But it's here for a while, so we have to learn to like it in any event.
Also, the "bevelled" effect adds to it. Don't think so? Imagine if it were conventionally straight-sided in the vertical context.