Monday, February 1, 2010

Review: 839 Sixth Avenue

Elegant proportions, sophisticated verticals, coupled with blunt stubs of podium and rough window openings make it a confused piece of architecture. Not so much as to make it unique, not enough to make it stand out, but just enough to set a slightly dramatic shilhouette against the skyline, Trump World Tower did a better job at that though, for being an undesigned box.
Utilitas 8
simple usage, typical functions, sensible layout.
Firmitas 7
practical structure, at least it stands.
Venustas 7
Confused and disproportionate, saved by an elegant ratio and fairly bold crown.
Environmental 6
Double e glass? whats new?

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