The New Yorker's architecture critic Paul Goldberger reviews the scary Astor Place building that Charles Gwathmey has inflicted on downtown New York: The Sculpture for Living. Basically, Goldberger feels the outside is too complicated to be anything good but the inside is beautiful. This was our favorite quote:
For a while, the base of the building was surrounded by scaffolding on which was painted the words “sculpture for living—undulating, provocative, reflective, iconic, curvaceous,” which is surely a more sophisticated approach to marketing than “4 rms river vu,” even if it left you wondering whether it referred to a condominium or a stripper.
Hee. Strippers! And Curbed says the apartment will be expensive.