Seeing Trump in Trump Tower

Speaking of the debates, great profile of a certain candidate's most famous building by Thomas de Monchaux. One choice bit:

Among the motley collection of old and new buildings that line Fifth Avenue north of Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower is almost punctiliously elegant—a little like a socially ascended guest who, not quite to the manor born, arrives unimpeachably but undeniably overdressed. That sense of decorum may have accounted for some of the building’s appeal to the architectural critics of its era, who received it with a bemused admiration and just a little distaste.

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