Some of you may have noticed an overt trend throughout New York City where many of our newest buildings look like an Apple Store. The glass panels can be seen on recently built office buildings, theatres, and even condominiums. While it may seem that there is no such thing as too much glass, I think the long-term outcome of this period in New York development will be that these structures will be very easily dated. Much like the rise and fall of corduroy, this look won’t stay at the level of uber popularity forever.
Below are some pictures of The Link, which is a condominium at 310 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.
The new Bank of America building at One Bryant Park:
Alice Tulley Hall at Lincoln Center:
Apple products are known for their sleek and stylish design. Most Apple Stores are worth visiting just for the visual experience even if you have no intention of buying any of their products.
It makes alot of sense that developers would follow Apple’s lead and try to create a similar (but different) visual experience by utilizing glass paneling. Lets just hope that an Apple a day, doesn’t churn our stomachs when this trend turns on its heals.
Bright Lights, Big City.