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How About a Little Patience and Fortitude?

Transfer, the city's self-proclaimed "chronicler of good bass & bad architecture," does not like what's happening in the neighborhood of the Public Library:

It's 42nd St. AND 5th Ave. Suffice to say, a hugely important site. IT WAS GOING to be a landmark Steven Holl structure. The model was shown off during MOMA's Tall Buildings exhibit this past summer, and still appears on Holl's site. It WOULD have included a public garden on the roof and a permanent installation by artist James Turrell. But instead Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates got the contract. Wipe the tears and peruse the photos, as another lost opportunity takes shape.· 5th & 42nd St - Lost Opportunity [Transfer]
· 505 Fifth Avenue [505fifth.com]