NYC Buildings That Want To Be Judged By Their Covers
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But some New York City buildings are hoping you do. Moving beyond the prolific shiny glass exteriors, many buildings are opting for exterior facades with richer, more textured materials like concrete, limestone, panels, terra-cotta and masonry brickwork. Not only do these buildings enrich the skyline with beauty and diversity, they also build on local design traditions and foster a true sense of place.