Controversy swirled this week, as Mexican architect Enrique Norton accused developers of spoiling his most recent project, Cassa NY, a new hotel on West 45th Street. Mr. Norton was enraged that instead of the glass curtain he envisioned over the base, the building will have a white skin and rectangular punched windows, like the rest of the building.
A seemingly minor alteration, but enough to prompt Mr. Norton to declare, “That was a huge mistake. We were not part of the decision.”
Here’s a look at some of New York’s most notable architectural spats. (Architects, we hate to break it to you, they rarely resolve in your favor.)