Looks much better in person even on a cloudy day.From this angle it's halfway passable
For a 6 story building, I think the massing has some visually interesting elements and contributes to walling off the Greenway.I'm still not a fan - the design and quality is just subpar for such a choice spot - but you're right, I'm happy to see this hole filled.
As with all fashion fads, it has reached the extreme end of its shelf-life. It's become the 'bell-bottoms' version of design (I can't even call it architecture). Yet I'm afraid to imagine the next fad. BTW I'm also choking on the unrelenting use of brick panels that show no imagination or detail. Enough please.Its the unaligned window pattern that really bothers me... I hate that trend so much.
Great quote, and very ironic coming from him.^^ “Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There's no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that's it."
-Frank Gehry, 2014