I remember when this was supposed to be the most boring design of the neighborhood. Funny how things change.
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what’s up with these black windows?? exhaust fans or broken windows needing replacement?
My guess is mechanical equipment including exhaust behind them.
There was a utility structure on the southwest corner of the plot before the building began. I think it was constructed as part of the 7 train extension. 55 was constructed around it and cladding was put over it to match the building. The higher dark areas must be utility related.
Ohhh, I completely forgot about that. Yeah, that explains it perfectly. At least the ones at the corner and near the bottom. I assume the ones near the top of the podium are for building mechanicals.
This building has a kind of retro look and feel that I like.