The Times faced stiff competition on the list of uglies from the likes of the T.G.I. Friday’s on Fifth Avenue (number 9) and Trump Tower on East 56th Street (number 4).
The Times own architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff called the building “a paradise by comparison” to the old Times building when it first opened. Not everyone was convinced.
Meanwhile Mr. Piano has been selected to design the new downtown headquarters of the Whitney, so that bodes well?