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315 Park Row is a monstrosity left over from urban planning’s bad old days. Sandwiched between city hall and cinatown, it seems to have been caught in someone’s confusion about what to do with that kind of location. I don’t think the architect had any illusions about the fact that it was going to be a walrus. From there, I think, the plan was to protect what could be nice about the place. Maybe that’s where the idea of the curves came in. If the building was going up next to that ugly rectangular nine volt battery, then at least it was going to have something to make the air seem a bit lighter. If there are curved hallways inside, I’m sure they make for fun passage in the Spring.

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