Message - Re: New York Architecture (RE: Peer_81)

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Posted by  chris on December 19, 2002 at 03:46:50:

In Reply to:  Re: New York Architecture (RE: Peer_81) posted by chris on December 19, 2002 at 03:32:35:


New York City, for all its construction (it's a constant work in progress), has a lot more real estate than it has architecture. With the volume of work done here you don't see the quality of creative work that you see in most European cities. There are no laws about open competitions and such that cultivate the culture of the industry in Europe. What you see here is a lot of real estate development. Hence the reputation for the bland box skyline of Mnahattan. The focus is often on quality materials, but not on original design. That said, you will see lots of great things here, but don't expect the volume of buildings to reflect the volume of great architecture or you may be underwhelmed.

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