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685 Third Avenue
This building is an interesting juxtaposition of old and new. The original building is a quiet grid of glass and stone. But then there's this glossy black parasite attached to it. The addition was put on in 1974, and deliberately clashes with the original building. The contrast between the two forms makes the new glass appear even slicker, more fluid, than it would on its own. And to further defy the original, it has many setbacks, slinking away from the viewer, while the main structure stands strong.
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This is an unusual building. The orignal part is ugly ewhile the new part has some interest.
BMiller - Wednesday, September 8th, 2004 @ 9:55am
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