Originally Posted by wrabbit
This is my favorite of the Trump Towers.
I have to say, I used to agree with you, until I moved here. The idea of a modern black box was really refreshing, but I just think it was horribly executed. The design almost comes off as post-modern, with groups of windows blocked in by spandrels over the floorplates and running vertically up the columns. The facade is entirely devoid of any detail that contributes to a modernist building. The symmetry that is pleasing to both modernist and post-modernist buildings is markedly absent because of uneven vertical spandrels that are revealed under any amount of direct light. Then the facade shows its true lack of depth, with its beige-appearing window punch-outs set against a gold-black glass.
Trump definitely has better towers, I think Chicago's is by far his best, though at least its not a pink disaster like Trump Palace. World Tower is middle of the road for me. It doesn't really detract, but it doesn't really contribute anything either.