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George W. Bush's Gift to Turtle Bay; The Whitney's Laser Show!

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TURTLE BAY?The U.S.'s new United Nations consulate building at 799 First Avenue hasn't been a big hit with the Curbed crowd, even though the Gwathmey Siegel-designed tower's severe appearance can be blamed on the security measures in place to fortify the building. Construction is wrapping up, popular opinion...hasn't changed. A tipster rants: "The New US Consulate to the UN is finally up and its is so Ugly. It was initiated under George W Bush. And it looks like it. The first 5 stories are all concrete! Very appealing to the world as it directly across from the UN! It's definitely bomb proof and people unfriendly!" Yeah, but at least it's friggin' huge. U-S-A! U-S-A! [CurbedWire Inbox]

MEATPACKING DISTRICT?A tipster informs us that as part of a presentation to Whitney donors in The Standard's penthouse Boom Boom Room tomorrow night, a team has been hired to project a laser show onto the Whitney's MePa site that will depict the new museum. Simply put, that sounds crazy awesome. Pics to tips@curbed.com, please. [CurbedWire Staff]