New-build classical architecture (evoking old styles)

The lower 2/3 of it is very plain, but then all of a sudden the upper 1/3 becomes very busy. The busyness and plainness need to be balanced out more.

The only major change on the upper floors are the setback which help to scale what would otherwise be a pretty boring box.
The only major change on the upper floors are the setback which help to scale what would otherwise be a pretty boring box.
Basically what I mean is to liven up the bottom half a bit. Right now it looks like an image that is plain and clear at the bottom but becomes pixelated as you go up. That business at the top needs to be balanced out for the building's entire height. Most of the other buildings portrayed in this thread are well balanced.
109 east 79th st, NYC







The Bellemont is wonderful. A building like this would nicely fit into the Back Bay.
109 E 79th Street is a great example of recent NYC architecture. That said - it unfortunately resulted in razing 3-4 brownstones and an even more impressive 5-6 story masonry structure.

Would love to see more buildings like it built on top of razed postwar dreck ... which fills too much of the UES (and that proportion is only increasing with each year).
Old-ish buildings, now evoking older styles.

That build is wild... what is going on with that third floor thing on the corner?

The new facade is better than the old, but there's still something kinda _weird_ about it. Like it's too heavy feeling or something. There's a lot "stuff" going on.
Was walking around the Brookland neighborhood of DC and came upon new construction at Catholic University of America. As far as the trend on campuses these days to evoke collegiate gothic style, this is a good effort:
LPC Approves New Townhouse Construction At 162 Hancock Street In Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn


“The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved the construction of a new four-story townhouse at 162 Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by AT Architects, the building will partially replace an underutilized parking lot between two townhouse-style multifamily buildings.

Renderings of the building illustrate a brown brick and brownstone façade with double-hung windows, brownstone stairs leading from the street level to the first floor, steel handrails that will match gates around the basement level.

At the rear of the building, renderings show a back yard on the ground floor, three levels of balconies, and a roof deck.”
Houston getting in on the new art deco wave.

1661 Tanglewood Boulevard









Normally highly appreciative of the retro art deco look but something seems a bit one dimensional about this one — perhaps it’s setting in relative isolation to its surroundings.