Arty Condos II

The crystal ball strikes again -- no sooner do I comment on the trend in collectible academic architecture than The New York Times echoes me in an article on a new project in Vegas:

It also reflects a growing consciousness among developers that many people want to live in high-profile buildings.

"Buyers love that," said Bobby Baldwin, chief executive officer of Mirage Resorts. "They love the fact that they're living in a Rafael Viñoly building."

In New York, for example, the architects Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Charles Gwathmey, Santiago Calatrava and Enrique Norten have recently added their designs to the skyline.

Ah yes, Steven Holl and Enrique Norten. Should have mentioned them yesterday as well. Neither has ever done a condo (in the US) , but it can only be a matter of time. Actually, I think Enrique has a few on the drawing boards...


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