rev wrote:It doesn't seem that it really incorporates the existing building, more so it's just (planned to be) built around it.
I agree, and that is one of the main reasons why it is lacking so much compared to the original proposal. It looks like two separate buildings. maybe more detailed shots of the side of the building will help it's cause, who knows until it's built, if it gets built. I think it would look much better if those giant stilts were wrapped in a curtain wall extending right down to street level. Instead, we will have to look at huge concrete pillars.