Good find! Thanks!
Those newer renderings make it look like the white stripes are glass instead of the metal panels that I had assumed. That would be a big improvement. I hope that is, in fact, the material.
With dark dividers and white glass between many floors, it may end up looking much like the conversion in progress a few blocks away at 180 Water St (John & Water). That's shaping up to look OK.
The pattern still looks downright childish, which is a shame. Just re-arranging the white vs. dark panels into different pattern could make this building look dramatically better. I hope someone over there realizes that before it's too late.