Friday, October 23, 2009

Not To Be Out-Glassed: John Jay Gets Shiny On West End

Renderings Courtesy: John Jay College, Turner Construction, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The hulking steel structure between 58th and 59th on West End has been in place for months, but now we have glass! John Jay College is building a 600,000 sf 14 story tower, plus 5 story "urban campus" with the help of Turner Construction and Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.

I think that I have figured out what I like about glass curtains. It is not the curtains themselves that are nice, they have become exceedingly ubiquitous, but the reflection of light, sky, and clouds are pleasant. Now that I have that figured out, I guess I can just find some open space and enjoy nature without the help of sheet glass.

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