I do appreciate the ground floor presence, but I would disagree with you about 3WTC. It isn’t a tall glass box-- it has a lot more setbacks and details compared to NYT which is actually a true box (rectangular prism) with screens on each side
The NYT Building would have looked much better in a different color.
I think they chose the color for the NYT’s nickname, The Gray Lady. I know they also chose the yellow lighting fixtures on the bottom based on a taxicab yellow.
Were they well executed? Perhaps not. I’m honestly indifferent to the tower.
Oldie, but wow