Cloepfil's MAD @ 2 Columbus Circle amongst its neighbors. Photo Michael Paul Oman-Reagan
Cloepfil's incredibly contentious 2 Columbus Circle
opens tomorrow and the
NYT's gives it some pretty faint praise along with a fair amount of criticism.
Personally, I feel the project flies in the face of all these highly performative
and histrionic buildings architects have been putting up lately and that is bold in a different way. The real question
is how does it reframe the Columbus Circle and how well do its galleries work?
It just seems like everyone wanted this thing to do a jig but what Brad has
done is create a more useable and subtle building. I think there is room for
subtle in New York.
The architect aquits himself well in this interview from Architectural Record at Business Week's site
Also, check out part
1of PORT's interview with Brad Cloepfil
and get ready for the super massive
part 2, it's the longest interview we've ever done and I hope to have it up
very soon so check back.
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