Look Up: Hating and Loving Frank Gehry's 8 Spruce Street

Forgive my bluntness: I hated this building. The south façade, unlike the other three, is flat and otherwise undersigned; I critiqued the developers for having cut back on the budget, or worse the architect for having to temper his uncontrolled use of titanium to reduce unwanted reflections. (When Gehry built the Disney Concert Hall in Anaheim, they had to clad the building with anti-reflection netting to reduce the glare on the adjacent California freeway).

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