Friday, May 21, 2010

100 11th Avenue

Latitude: 40°44'46.24"N
Longitude: 74° 0'27.87"W

The vision of architect Jean Nouvel is still under construction. My first, and lasting, impression is "a glazing project manager's nightmare". Having over 1700 different pieces of glass and touted as the most highly engineered building in New York, the success of 100 11th Avenue as a residential condo remains to be seen.

Questions: How is it air and water sealed? How is tolerance measured when everything is out of level and plumb? What will the entrance look like?

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