This is Bad Architecture

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Just look at it. It’s the hulking proto-slum looming over Broadway. Go stare at it in sickened wonder some time. It’s a thoughtless, ugly cardboard model with gigantism. It offers absolutely zero to the public realm, and I don’t imagine the private spaces are in any way pleasant either. It’s greedy and selfish. It’s made of the absolute cheapest possible materials. You think it looks bad now? Wait a few years. The programme is appropriate; the scale of the development is appropriate. But it’s Bad Architecture.

Thanks ACC, for giving this a pass. Thanks developers, for pricing human space so cheaply. Thanks architect, for nothing.

[ crossposted to aaa.org.nz ]

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