"What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture" - architecture and design

"What bothers many people is the sense of an alien culture"



The outrage over New York's Hudson Yards is not really about ugly glass towers or bad urbanism ? although it features both ? but an unspoken disquiet that foreign ideas have overtaken a chunk of Manhattan, argues Aaron Betsky.

What is wrong with glass skyscrapers" New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who is now running for US President, made headlines this spring by saying that he wanted to ban them from the city, supposedly for environmental reasons.
The ban, however, turned out to not be quite what it sounded like. In the end, there will be just a tightening of standards to which any commercial building will be held. But it did reflect a general distaste for boxes clad in a seemingly transparent material.
The proximate cause for this sense of unease strengthening to the point that a politician can use it to score points is the opening of New York's own version of Oz, from film The Wizard of Oz's, in the form of Hudson Yards, at the beginning of May. Most of the ink this event has generated has been about its shopping and dining opportunities, which seem to cater almost exclusively to either the One Percenters or to visitors for whom any dollar spent or any calorie consumed away from home does not seem to count.
Many have also remarked on its sops to cultural enrichment, Thomas Heatherwick's Stairs to Nowhere, also known as The Vessel, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Fun Palace-channeling Shed.
However, Hudson Yards' largest impact on most New Yorker's daily lives has been ...
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