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Thursday, September 25, 2008

How to Spell Lollypops, and Other Huxtablisms

posted by on September 25 at 16:11 PM


The Los Angeles Times this week inaugurated its blog Culture Monster, and in today’s entry by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, he contends not only with Brad Cloepfil’s renovated “lollypop” building in Columbus Circleóbut also with Ada Louise Huxtable’s 1964 monument of criticism, written on the occasion of the original Columbus Circle building by Edward Durell Stone.

Huxtable has yet to weigh in on the new building in the Wall Street Journal

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Jen, what a wonderful article. Thanks for the link.

That glass slash across the front of the building is ghastly. But then, a cut to its face is fine by me...I loved the old Stone building and used to visit it often when I lived in NYC, wayyyyyy back in the day.

The new one doesn't really do it for me.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 25, 2008 4:59 PM

Hey that's in my neighborhood! I must say I feel exactly the opposite of @1...

I found the old building cold, imposing, and unfriendly. The pictures don't do justice to the newly unveiled incarnation. It's rather beautiful in person, with interesting plays on reflection and texture. I say wait until you see it to judge it :)

Posted by Nixor | September 25, 2008 5:54 PM

@1, thanks for assuming I'm just another impoverished hipster with no means to have visited NYC and, yes, seen it to judge it.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | September 25, 2008 7:00 PM

yo i'm here to give you a zerbert lmao that's a huxtablism you can take to the bank!!!

Posted by John Butts | September 25, 2008 7:19 PM

Wow... I was just there a few days ago. Stayed at the Trump Tower on Columbus Circle. Never even noticed...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 25, 2008 8:38 PM

@3 I made no assumptions; my post was directed at the general public

Posted by Nixor | September 26, 2008 6:36 AM

Both may be acceptable, but "lollipop" looks correct to me ...

Posted by Brandon Burt | September 28, 2008 10:30 PM

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