New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff offers kind words for Los Angeles based Neil M. Denari Architects, the team behind the HL23 tower in New York. Touting the explosion of high-rise residential projects sprouting up in New York City and beyond, Denari is lumped in with starchitects Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel, noting his design as an "ambitious architectural statement."
Via the Times:
"Like many of the smaller luxury high-rises being built today, Mr. Denari’s building will be squeezed onto a tiny lot — in its case, between another high rise on 23rd Street and the High Line, a park to be built on a stretch of abandoned elevated railway. Scheduled to break ground later this month, the 14-story building will twist and swell as it rises to take advantage of views up and down the park. At some junctures its metal skin will peel open to frame the views; at others, a grid of diagonal braces — their pattern reflecting the uneven stresses placed on the building’s frame — will evoke the stays of a corset."· Nice Tower! Who’s Your Architect? [NY Times]