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Sculpture for Living, Up Close and Glassy

The glass facade is more than half in place on Charles Gwathmey's Sculpture For Living in Astor Place. Dare we remark that it doesn't look quite as hideous as we feared? Notes photoblogger Jesse Chan-Norris, who snapped the above picture, "Though the morning light reflects nicely off of its undulating form, I can't help but worry about all of the neighbors who will be blinded by said light shining into their windows, or the tourists who will all of a sudden think that they're in gaudy midtown. That said, I've seen uglier buildings. But that's about all I'll say." More photos at Jesse's website.
· Charles Gwathmey's "Sculpture of Living" [pith.org]