This would have been really impactful from this angle had they gone with a brighter brick but instead the grid kind of just blends in becoming a big dark blob. A nice red similar to the well would have distracted from the terrible spandrel here and made that grid pop at a distance.
I am relatively "ok" with it, other than a big misgiving over the injudicious use/location of spandrels. The dark grey brick-faced precast for the podium is fine; but it would have been so much better if they went with a say a light beige for the tower portion - it would have reduced and broke down the mass a bit better. The sad thing is Hudson and Victory - by D+S and about two decades and a decade prior both looked better and less clumsy.