Wednesday, July 09, 2008

How Long Before Renzo Starts Climbing in Protest?

The New York Times began removing some of the distinctive horizontal ceramic rods that sheathe its one-year-old headquarters on 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, after a third man used the rods to scale the skyscraper in the wee hours of the morning.

The decision represents a reversal from The Times’s position that the rods would stay after two men climbed the building on June 5 and which is a significant change in the architectural vision of the building’s designer, Renzo Piano. Even as workers removed the rods from the building, a Times spokeswoman, Catherine J. Mathis, declined to offer any details. “At this time, we are not going to discuss the steps we may or may not take or discuss the way in which the climber was able to access the building,” she said. (CityRoom)

1 comment:

Anonymous said... mean that Superman, Jimmy, and Lois are not in your building ?