Ahh thanks for the explanation. I haven’t been to the museum. I honestly don’t think I can handle it. I still tear up watching 9/11 footage.
I completely understand. Took me a while before I finally made it in. Spent about 4 hours in there. It definitely takes its toll.
Glass installation underway for the elevator? Can’t tell, but it’s something…
Definitely seems they are enclosing this with glass…
Lots of progress on the elevator and staircase from the PAC. I’m very puzzled as to how people are to access this surrounded by heavy construction the next couple of years…
I’m guessing a pathway will be bounded by those concrete barriers seen to left of lift.And maybe all or almost all the heavy steel work has been done.
Hey there, i’m new here and i’m super excited about the progress being made on this building. Has anyone ever seen the Yale rare books library building? I’m pretty sure this will end up looking similar. I love how this building interacts with the fountains from a design perspective. Super clever and kinda looks like a big bath plug.
Yeah I think it will turn out nice. Excited to see the marble and how it lets light in (and I guess out). REX is pretty solid so I have faith.
I’ll just be glad another part of the complex will be complete.
Also, welcome to the forums!
Yea me to, I think how the building lights up at night will be the true test of how great this building could be. I wish that they could have found some way to light up the base though so the whole cube was illuminated (oh well).
And thanks for the welcome, seems like these threads are full of interesting conversations.
I know we don’t like boxes. But this is a cute high quality looking box.
I love the simplicity here. Gehry’s design was a total mess and too much of an attention grabber. Just like BIG’s 2 WTC design, it would be wholly out of place.
This design is beautiful and timeless, blending seamlessly with the rest of the site while leaving the focus of people’s attention to the Memorial and the transit hub.
I think it’s beautiful!
Completely agree. The design is timeless and perfectly complements it’s surrounding environment.
Also can you imagine what that park will look like in 20 years when those trees are more mature? Think Central-Park-esq trees right downtown! (not exactly sure what those trees are though)
I’m the only one who appears to dislike this. I think that the windowless exterior is going to look horrible.
The PAC will be encased in translucent marble and laminated with insulated glass. The properties and thinness of the materials used are such that you’ll be able to see the silhouettes of activity inside at night.
But during the day, it will presumably look like a concrete block.
Like the U.S. Supreme Court building. Personally, I like the look.