TV Ad: Say ‘No’ to Nouvel + MoMA

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPHwwRGQNUc[/youtube]

Really, I love the idea that people are passionate about their city and their surroundings, but let’s get real here – these ninjas live in New York. When people here in the Bean started to freak out about Renzo Piano designing a 1,400 feet-tall skyscraper downtown, I understood where they were coming from – the thing would’ve been about 600 feet taller than Boston’s current tallest structure. But let me say it again – these ninjas live in New York.

Is Nouvel’s proposal tall? Of course – but it’s also SICK. Those shadows they show it casting in the video look like they’ll be pretty lost within all the others – it’s not like this tower will suddenly block the sky. Will some people lose specific views, and some direct sun? Yes, obviously – but that’s been going on for the past century in NYC.

My suggestion: if you don’t want a new skyscraper going in across the street, move to Brooklyn.

Posted: October 7th, 2009
at 2:41pm by orangemenace

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