“Ninety-eight percent of the people who hang out in our restaurants hate glass towers”

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STEPHEN ALESCH, a partner at Roman and Williams and the designer of the Ace Hotel, Lafayette, the Breslin, the Boom Boom Room, the Dutch, and many more said that last night during a talk at the ICAA.

I don’t hate glass towers, but I understand those who do. More to come on why they’re never sustainable, even the LEED Platinum ones. (Hint: Our story begins when someone sticks a thin-skinned, free-standing glass tower up in the air, where it’s heated by the summer sun and cooled by winter winds.)

The Problem Is Not The Starchitecture. The Problem Is What Gets Left Out Of The Discussion.

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5 Responses to “Ninety-eight percent of the people who hang out in our restaurants hate glass towers”

  1. Pingback: The Problem Is Not The Starchitecture. The Problem Is What Gets Left Out Of The Discussion. » There are two types of architecture—good architecture, and the other kind

  2. I meant 98.5 Percent – The remaining 1 percent are Out to lunch Architects and remaining half a percent for out to lunch developers who are there trying to figure out what millennia’s eat for lunch. (this is 100% true)

  3. This is of course assuming its Lunch time. I don’t mean to say anyone is out of touch by not liking glass towers.

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