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"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness" - Frank Gehry
Exterior and Allusion
The use of aluminum steel has always been an interest of Gehry for the response it gives upon the appearance of light. The pristine shine that leaks down the curves of New York at certain moments of the day illuminate the skyline. As the sun goes down, the facade plays its part and cools off, embracing and embellishing the natural picturesque sky in the backdrop.
It's a representation of time through architecture, a theatrics of a morphing structure but as an allusion. It's a static building that dances with light and glitters in the night time, as the punched windows swing from curve to curve on the facade.The reflection of the city lights allow for an interesting glow on the building providing a serious intuition of how great the use of materials, structural fixation and light can be to provide an exuberant facade decoration.