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Author Topic: New York's Michelangelo Tower: The Comeback Of Art Deco  (Read 518 times)
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« on: March 14, 2016, 10:20:27 pm »

Quite Steamy For A Building Of The Futur:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3360919/Architect-designs-stunning-102-story-skyscraper-heart-Manhattan-facade-gargoyles-bronze.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 05:09:29 am »

Most Interesting , thanks chicar .

More Gaudy than Michalangelo IMHO, but definitely eye-catching.

However, I do not believe this aspiring architect took necessary aerodynamics of the winds in NYC , especially during a
Nor'Easter. But It would be grand fun to watch a bronze wing get torn off the facade and fly down 5th Ave !

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 08:19:50 am »

I'm not sold on the architecture being Art Deco altogether. Granted, the period lent itself toward Totalitarian styles, but it looks busy to me.  I always thought of Art Deco as being far more geometric, with emphasis on "modern" materials.

A humble example of geometry used in the building is the Frost Bank Tower in my hometown of Austin:


which reminds me of the Chrysler Building:

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 06:17:18 pm »

Yes, that building looks like something out of the Schumacher Batman movies. Modern gothic gone wrong.
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