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Trump Place, just south of Riverside Park, of which Ouroussoff says: "Viewed from the West Side Highway its regimental rows have the mind-numbing regularity of Soviet-style housing."
Penn Station and Madison Square Garden: "What replaced [the old, glorious Penn Station] is one of the cityâs most dehumanizing spaces: a warren of cramped corridors and waiting areas buried under the monstrous drum of the Garden."
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center: "The site would serve better as housing than as a shed for dog shows and car fanatics."
The "Sculpture for Living" at Astor Place: "Clad in garish green glass, it rests on a banal glass box that houses â what else? â rows of A.T.M.âs inside a Chase bank."