Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Norman Foster Lays Egg At Top Of Hearst Building!


Below is the comment I left about the top photo at the above linked site of about Norman Foster's under construction Hearst Tower in New York:

Much as I like Stormin' Norman Foster, he totally blows the view with way too many mullions. And can there really be the need for that kind of 'structural' steel at 'the top of the house'?

The crowning blow, though, is how badly the mullions and the steel intersect. It's the structural equivalent of painting oneself into a corner.

What should have been the penthouse now looks like the utility room above the penthouse. It is inconceivable that this kind of sloppy design will not be corrected.

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