Jean Nouvel’s “Vision Machine”

Jean Nouvel's 100 11th Avenue is all about the windows. Make what you like of the fact that only the west and south facades are clad in the iconic windows and that the neighbor to the north is a women's correctional facility (hey, this is NYC, what do you expect?). You can't help but notice that despite the criticism, the place shines like a diamond. I like this new addition to what is fast becoming starchitect row (Gehry, Ban, Selldorf)--I just hope the window washers get a little extra coin for their work on this one.

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