SOM’s Manhattan West channels medieval towers — in a good way: Architecture review

By James Gardner | October 15, 2013 10:30AM

From the October issue: Recent architecture in New York City has tended to vacillate between the staid and the iconic. Half of the buildings of note in Manhattan aspire to be the sort of tame comfort fare that New Yorkers have been steadily served since the dawn of the post-war era. (With all the requisite updates, of course.) The other half seek, and sometimes find, a gimmick that sets them apart. [more]