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HL23, the first free-standing building from architect Neil Denari, has already been compared to cars, bi-coastally criticized, and loved by Kanye. What's left? New York Magazine archicritic Justin Davidson weighs in, and he sees the building as a metaphor for society's "conflicted feelings" about privacy: "The High Line and HL23 face off at close quarters, and each is both a balcony and a stage, where audiences watch each other perform their lives of preening leisure....The building is an attention-seeking container for attention-seeking people." [NYM]


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