Treasures of New York: Building Stories / Toni Comas / Thirteen / 2012

Treasures of New York: Building Stories / Toni Comas / Thirteen / 2012


Footnotes

“Costas is an architect with great aesthetic taste who can also draw plans,” Mr. Trump said. “He’s never been given proper credit until recently. He’s starting to get it now.” ➡︎

I do the conservative approach, like Mercedes-Benz. They improve it a little every year, and you end up with a great car. ➡︎

[Trump] has tried and failed to develop the world’s tallest building at least three times. And when he wants his buildings to seem bigger than they actually are, he enlarges them the same way he has thwarted long odds and defied reality throughout the election season: with sheer bluster. ➡︎


Extras

◼︎ Architecture View: Going for the Gold on Columbus Circle / Herbert Muschamp / The New York Times / 1995

◼︎ Inside Man / Karrie Jacobs / New York Magazine / 1996

◼︎ A Handsome Hunk Of a Glass Tower / Herbert Muschamp / The New York Times / 2002

◼︎ For Tower Residents, a New Math / Ralph Gardner Jr. / The New York Times / 2003

◼︎ The World of Costas Kondylis / Michael Calderone / Haute Living / 2007

◼︎ The Architect in Winter / Observer / 2010

▶︎ What it Means to Put ‘Trump’ on the Front of a Building / Janet Babin / WNYC / 2015

 An Index Tracking Prices In Buildings Designed By Prolific Architect Costas Kondylis / CityRealty


Sources

◼︎ High-Rise Architect Sails Proudly in Mainstream / Robin Pogrebin / The New York Times / 2007

◼︎ The 30-Minute Interview: Costas Kondylis / Vivian Marino / The New York Times / 2011

◼︎ Donald Trump’s Math Takes His Towers to Greater Heights / Vivian Yee / The New York Times / 2016


Build It Bigger: High Risk Tower / 2007

Build It Bigger: High Risk Tower / 2007

The 11th Hour with Robert Lipsyte: Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt New York / Channel 13 / 6 January 1989

The 11th Hour with Robert Lipsyte: Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt New York / Channel 13 / 6 January 1989