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The 21st Century Refinery of West Chelsea

Photoblogger Joe Schumacher checks in with the Frank Gehry-designed HQ of catch-all dot-com firmInterActiveCorp and comes up with an adjective and a comparison not heard every day in architecture circles:

[They're] putting up a very homely building across the street from the Chelsea Piers. It reminds me of the abandoned Revere Sugar Factory [left] in Red Hook.Meanwhile, have you noticed how different the glass of the facade looks compared with some of those early renderings?
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