The Biggest Architectural Spats

ny al771 cassa2 g 20100906183004 0 The Biggest Architectural SpatsControversy 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.)

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