This building is similar to 234 Park; and will be similarly disliked by vast members of the online commenting community. That being the case, I know many would disagree, but I find the aesthetic to be; handsome, refined, minimalist, and generally visually pleasing.
However, context is important, I would not appreciate the look of this building as much if it were surrounded by numerous other ‘minimalist’ structures of the same glassy, flat, tall, and smooth appearance. These minimalist buildings are are fine by me: let’s just not overwhelm the cityscape with too much of the same.
In regard to socio-economic implications of the building; I will generally not consider that aspect. My primary concern: is it aesthetically pleasing, do I find it attractive and ‘well designed’ - is the built environment around me now a better, more beautiful place.