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Architecture Review

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    Keeping It Weird at 550 MadisonThe former AT&T/Sony tower gets a few of its spikier details sanded off but retains a lot of its Johnsonian strangeness.
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    The New Geffen Hall Is Open. How Does It Sound?It’s too early to say. But the inaugural concert today (with two very different types of ensembles) was encouraging.
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    An Exhibit Imagines How Design Can Reconnect CommunitiesIf only it weren’t illegal.
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    The Start-up Aesthetic Defines New York’s Two New Ivy CampusesThey say they want to engage the community, but that outreach is self-limiting.
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    The Battery Maritime Building Is Beautiful, But It’s No Longer OursA gracious public structure taken mostly private.
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    The Observation Deck at One Vanderbilt Is a Ridiculous Place“Surely there’s a better way than assaulting them with lights and mirrors.”
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    Manhattan West Is (a Little Bit) What Hudson Yards Should Have BeenIt’s still a corporate simulacrum of a city, but given the history of such gestures, it’s surprising they got it anywhere close to right.
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    A New Arts Compound in East Williamsburg That Draws You InThe Amant arts center faces the city with severity but aims to cosset visitors.
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    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
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    Little Island Won Me OverThe tiny public-but-private garden squeezes in a multitude of experiences.