Steve Cuozzo isn’t pulling any punches today: he says that the skyscraper JP
Morgan is proposing to build at Ground Zero is "hideous",
and he’s not wrong. Curbed
has a bigger version of the rendering, which really does look atrocious.
There has to be a good chance that an abomination such as this will never be
allowed to be built, especially at such a sensitive site. But assuming it is,
will Cuozzo’s "beer belly" moniker stick? If you ask me, there’s a
more suitable visual metaphor for this building and its cantilevered trading
floors filled with the Big Swinging Dicks of Wall Street. I wonder if any of
the classicists at Kohn Pederson Fox have ever come across the ancient fertility
statues known as Herms?