Archinect - News 2014-12-21T12:19:46-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/57945682/starchitect-switcheroo-christian-de-portzamparc-ditched-by-developer-on-manhattan-megaproject Starchitect Switcheroo: Christian de Portzamparc Ditched by Developer on Manhattan Megaproject HotSoup 2012-09-24T15:28:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:55:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pp/ppw1lsfvb5nlci14.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neither is this switcheroo exactly new. That is a big part of the reason the City Planning Commission works so hard to ensure certain design flourishes and details in ambitious projects like the Riverside Center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Yet again&mdash;the World Trade Center, Atlantic Yards, the Williamsburg waterfront&mdash;a New York City developer has dumped his high design stalking horse when it actually comes time to build their project. This time, Christian de Portzamparc was used to get the eight-acre Riverside Center through the difficult public review process. Now, local hacks SLCE will be finishing the design work. Is this a Pritzker bait and switch or just how the game is played?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/33221286/new-renderings-of-de-portzamparc-s-one57 New Renderings of de Portzamparc's One57 HotSoup 2012-01-03T14:19:32-05:00 >2012-01-06T09:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pbh6nds56hgjt5te.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is ironic that with all the griping about New York's construction constraints, Mr. de Portzamparc said he found the city liberating. "In fact, New York is very attractive," he said. "There are fewer constraints than in most of our European cities." He told the IBT that the building is a tribute to Central Park, of which it will have commanding views, as well as the skyline itself, where the new tower will "evoke the energetic cascade of New York's verticality."</p></em><br /><br /><p> A new look at what may well be the most expensive starchitecture ever.</p>