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The Stick List



173–176 Perry Street, Richard Meier & Partners Architects: (2002) Richard Meier’s ode to transparent city living, the defining trend of the decade.

Bloomberg LP Headquarters (interior), Studios Architecture (2004): Colorful and caffeinated, this tour de force is a memory of days when new media was new and exciting to the point of exhaustion.

Hearst Tower, Foster + Partners (2006): The first tall building to start rising after 9/11 proved new ideas can thrive in adversity.

New Museum, Sanaa (2007): As old neighborhoods were being made over with wholesale indifference, this pointed a way to change without amnesia or sentimentality.

IAC Headquarters, Gehry Partners (2007): With his billowing masterpiece, Frank Gehry forever changed Manhattan’s rigid conception of an office building.

See Also: Justin Davidson on why the TKTS booth is the building of the decade.

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