The Real Deal New York

Tadao Ando’s first NYC building bears his signature, won’t stand out: architecture review

Japanese master’s design has little to make it seem inspired

May 18, 2015 03:20PM
By James Gardner

Tadao Ando 152 Elizabeth Street

Tadao Ando and a rendering of 152 Elizabeth Street

From the May issue: It is good news for New York (in specific) and for architecture (in general) that the 73-year-old Tadao Ando agreed to design a new building at 152 Elizabeth Street at the point where it intersects with Kenmare Street. A Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Osaka, Japan, he has built all over the world, and has even done some residential interiors in the Big Apple, as well as “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto’s eponymous Japanese restaurant in the Meatpacking District. [more]