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BRAMA, May 19, 2001, 3:00am EDT
Cooper Union-approved Astor Hotel model on display
The New York Times (5/10/01) said it "will resemble a gigantic pair of slacks with assymetrical legs cut from shimmering confetti-patterned fabric." A "flaring garment" and a "patchwork" of garment designers.
One neighborhood resident sees "sculpted swiss cheese," while another thought it could be a "lampshade from the Flintstones."
Invitation from Cooper Union
A model of the design for the new Astor Hotel will be on view this week in the first floor lobby of The Cooper Union Foundation Building. Developed by hotelier Ian Schrager, the hotel is designed by Pritzker Prize- winning architects Rem Koolhaas of OMA/Rem Koolhaas of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland.
The model can be seen from Monday, May 14th until the afternoon of Monday, May 21st. Viewing hours are from 8 am until 10 pm, except on May 21st when the model will be on view until 3 pm.
The building entrance is on the south side of the building on Cooper Square, which is also 7th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues.
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