Posts Tagged ‘hi rise’

Tall mural, NYC

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I love this tall mural in NYC, near NYU. Deceptively simple, fixes a somewhat dreary block, and artful enough that it won’t instantly become tiresome (as many murals do). See also painted buildings here and this mural.

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Plea for low-rise density & lament for Chinatown

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Photo of Athens condo tower, via the highrise-loving blog skyscrapercity. Athens has now put a stop to highrises and is sticking with low-rise density. Is the above what we want for our Chinatown?

Vancouver City Council recently decided to allow towers in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Not only will this push traditional residents out of the area, but it will destroy one of the oldest heritage areas of this very young city.

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Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Australia, by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Bank in Sydney, Australia, built like a vertical Greek village. Clive Wilkinson Architects. I actually can’t decide if I like this or not. I like the idea, but it still feels a little cold. Of course, it’s a bank, which to me might never feel right, architecturally speaking.

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