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Rem Koolhaas, Attention Whore

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Archicritic James Garner argues that Rem Koolhaas' coming 22-story One Madison Park tower is unjustly overshadowing Cetra/Ruddy's glass tower already being built on the site: "Unless some expensive name, preferably foreign, can be attached to a building's design, it doesn't quite exist. And so, while the 22-story project promises to be not only Architecture — note the majuscule — but a piece of art history itself, the taller development immediately to its west remains anonymous to most New Yorkers. This is a grave injustice, however. For the larger building, even in its state of partial completion, is surprisingly successful. If the Koolhaas project ends up looking this good, we will have much to be thankful for." The Koolhaas design will be revealed in September, btw. [Sun; previously]

One Madison Park

One Madison Park, New York, NY 10010