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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jean Nouvel on CBS Sunday Morning

This morning's CBS Sunday Morning featured a piece on Jean Nouvel, specifically discussing his new tower in Chelsea and the proposed MoMA Tower. Unfortunately CBS doesn't supply video for their stories, so only a transcript will do. (Update: Here's a link to the video, thanks to commenter brmveen.) Location shooting was inside the recently completed 100 Eleventh Avenue tower, across the street from Frank Gehry's IAC Building. Among other things he spoke with the reporter about the framed views, something that occurs on the solid walls, not the all-glass south- and west-facing walls composed of tilted panes of various sizes. I'm disappointed they didn't discuss the trees above the entry:

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[100 Eleventh Avenue by Jean Nouvel | photo by archidose]

My favorite Nouvelism from the piece: "I think architecture has to be a gift."

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