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Will Color-Changing Copper Threaten the West Village?

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Do modern buildings threaten the West Village's historic charm or enhance its design heritage? The Daily News wants to know. Really bad. In fact, they are so absorbed with the question, that they ask it again ... and again ... and again in this round-up of new West Village developments. It's a mistake that will no doubt be fixed any minute, but right now it kind of makes the story read like a bit of protest poetry, or a Bob Dylan song something. Other than that, there's a startling revelation (albeit no picture, of course, so we've recycled the old one) regarding new Curbed obsession 385 West 12th Street. Of the new FLAnk Architects creation, the DN writes: "The copper façade will change color as the years pass, giving the building a patina that evolves from dark brown to a pale blue-green." Pale. Blue. Green. Whoa now. But do modern buildings threaten the West Village's historic charm or enhance its design heritage?
· Do modern buildings threaten the West Village's historic charm? [Daily News]

385 West 12th Street

385 West 12th Street, New York, NY