The best addition to New York City’s skyline is definitely 432 Park Avenue, designed by New York-based Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, a skinny skyscraper of a grid form. Precise, elegant, deceptively simple, like a vase by Hoffmann, that adorns Manhattan. Viñoly is particularly known for his London’s 20 Fenchurch Street skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, which was a cause of controversy last year when the building's facade came to reflect an intense light. This new tower makes me thinking of Adolf Loos’ entry for the famed Chicago tribune tower competition of 1922, which was never realized.
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