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Wow I haven’t seen something this dystopian since Bladerunner 2049. I think i see the rather dark appeal to this monster (especially now that we know it is a stale proposal) but the whole concept is terrible from a city building perspective. Did Safdi architects not learn from the failures of the past?
 

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Wow I haven’t seen something this dystopian since Bladerunner 2049. I think i see the rather dark appeal to this monster (especially now that we know it is a stale proposal) but the whole concept is terrible from a city building perspective. Did Safdi architects not learn from the failures of the past?
It's really just a blown-up version of his Singapore Sky Habitat project. Safdie seems to be into sculptural arcology-ziggurat-type architecture these days. It wouldn't necessarily fit into the fine-grained village architecture of Yorkville, but it would be iconic from day one. I would imagine that urbanistically, the worst it could turn out is like the Manulife Centre.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dezeen.com/2016/02/09/sky-habitat-moshe-safdie-architects-singapore-housing/amp/?source=images
 

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I liked both of the design competition entries posted, one would've been elegant, the other would be an icon.

I also like the actual proposal, sans sun beamer, and a better podium for the twin towers please.
 

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The Safdie one is a ridiculous behemoth that would never get approved looking anything like that… but yes, I know that these were meant to beat out other firms for a commission, not be the final submission. Anyway, it's so far over the top, I'd love to see the shadow studies that it would have produced, just for a laugh.

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100% bet it would have shaded everything except for Jesse Ketchum.
 
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