Friday, October 23, 2009

3 Columbus Circle, Two Faced





Made it to Columbus Circle this week to see what's new. Apparently at 3 Columbus Circle, everything old is new gain! The 1923 classic is well on it's way to join the gotta have glass class. It least the contrast during the metamorphosis is interesting, we'll see how the final product turns out. Anyone care to wager that 20 years from now they'll strip off the glass and restore the old look?

10 comments:

  1. Is this a re-cladding of a building that was already done under in the 60s? Or have they taken a perfectly beautiful building, demolished intact character, and pulled a 60s move in 2009? If the latter--absolutely unforgivable. Some among us clearly still live in the stone ages--which is to say the space age.

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  2. Much better!!!

    I'm glad that old dirty ugly facade is bring covered up with something more pleasing.

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  3. no no, it was the original circa 1923 exterior that was jackhammered off in the summer of 2008. i have pictures of them destroying the ornament to make way for the houston 1983 look.

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  4. Big improvement. The old facade looked dumpy and depressed.

    And the new look is hardly "Houston 1983"; it looks more "Germany 2009", if anything.

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  5. Love the way they seem to be keeping the old window openings behint the glass

    YEECH

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  6. The architect of this disaster is a complete idiot without sense of space.

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  7. And it'll stay "Germany 2009" until that goes out of fashion (5-10 years). What a stupid move. Sure the windows were rather dingy, but a bit of paint and a good tuckpointing could have made a world of difference.

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