Chamfered (Angled) versus Squared

Daylight view courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Daylight view courtesy of the New NY Bridge

The Ides of March were busy for the newly-formed Visual Quality Panel, which announced it had developed options for the towers along the new bridge’s main span — and we would choose their look.

How the bridge would look with each option courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Our view with each option courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Option A, the original design described in Tappan Zee Constructor’s proposal, showed flat, rectangular, and squared towers 409 feet above the water; Option B, the recommended design, showed chamfered (angled) towers 419 feet above the water and provided a more slender appearance.

Night view courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Night view courtesy of the New NY Bridge

Less one week — and several hundred comments — later, the public chose, and the panel recommended, Option B. It will continue to seek community input, where applicable, as the project moves forward.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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