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One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is big, powerful but lacks a personality. One World Trade Centre reminds us of Arnold Schwarzenegger
New York 2014 part I -The architectural gems

July 30th 2014
Some iconic and some non-iconic buildings of New York This summer we did something we have been talking about doing for several years, we went on a road trip in the USA. Actually it might be argued that we made two road trips, one in Florida and one in California. But that is something we will write about in later blog entries because we started and finished the vacation in n ... read more
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19th August 2014

"God is in the details," so said my fave American architect
Like you, I prefer the older skyscrapers, especially because of their gargoyles and details like that great Alwyn Court. However, you caught the soulless One Trade Center in the most perfect photo--it seems bathed in reflective radiance. To be honest, I'm sad to see those Trade Centers rising again; in my opinion, they were/are too tall and ruined the integrated skyline. Oh well, as you showed, there are still plenty of gems in the Big Apple.

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