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Vince 1
It's funny, but I see the downtown library as symbolic of the end of an era. An era of the book becomes an era of the ebook. And I now see this bank as a symbol of the end of another era. A symbol of the death of neoliberalism. Thanks Charles. Koolhaas is the kiss of death.
Posted by Vince on December 8, 2011 at 2:51 PM · Report this
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For what it's worth, the new Goldman Sachs building is very well designed (though not by Koolhaas). And the mural by Julie Mehretu is fantastic.
Posted by minderbender on December 8, 2011 at 3:16 PM · Report this
Fnarf 3
Good god, if there's anyone at the top of the pyramid of the 1%, it's the inner circle of starchitects.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 8, 2011 at 4:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 4
After watching the video, I can't help but notice how this building shits all over the street life of one of the world's great street-life cities. When it isn't hiding from it altogether. Notice that from most places in the city, even a block away, you can't tell where it is.

Koolhaas should have his hands broken.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM · Report this

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