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Architecture review: Fulton Center makes its mark

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw’s project is making its presence felt

September 27, 2012 03:30PM
By James Gardner

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A rendering of the Fulton Center, which is scheduled to be complete in 2014

From the September issue: One of the great charms of glass-and-steel Modernism is that for months, even years, you can pass a construction site and see nothing more than a hole in the ground — and then, as though from one day to the next, a real and powerful structure emerges and is quickly topped out and substantially clad. Before the advent of modern engineering, nothing of the sort was even imaginable. And so as I was walking near Wall Street last month, I was delighted to see that the Fulton Center, designed by Grimshaw, the firm led by British architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, is already making its presence felt. [more]