NEW YORK | 126 East 57th Street | 345 FT | 31 FLOORS

Did we discuss this here in this other thread?

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Did we discuss this here in this other thread?

OK, yes … I see now. It is a safety measure. If someone from above falls - they get impaled on the spike. YIKES… :roll_eyes:

NEW YORK | The Cortland (555 W 22nd St) | 250 FT | 26 FLOORS Completed

That’s what I was thinking.

Earlier today


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Very ODA-esque

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Er, what does that mean, for us mortals?

Concrete staggered cubes are ODA’s signature style
two examples from Brooklyn and Queens:


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Thank you, as usual. Now I will try to remember this. :man_white_haired:

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I like all,of these ODA cantilever buildings but at some point I think they are going to have to find a new shtick, at least in NYC.

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Yes, they seem to be in a rut when it comes to creativity.

In my opinion, ODA is the Mondrian of Architecture. I never tire of the various compositions, the various sizes and shapes, of all those ‘boxes’ we see in either a work by Mondrian or ODA.

Their may be a distinct difference between the ‘Fine Arts’ and ‘Architecture’ - but sometimes a work of architecture rises to the status of Fine Art.

I recently noticed that the facade of the Art Students League building on 57th street has three words etched in stone: Painting, Architecture, Sculpture. The inclusion of the word ‘Architecture’ reminds us all that Architecture is also a ‘Fine Art’.

These cubic buildings’ by ODA are like the work of Mondrian; each one unique, each one a work of Fine Art.

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This one here on 57th Street is one of their best. :star_struck:


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