Walked passed 40 Bond last night. Holy shit! What a crazy building. It's like NYC graffitti has been frozen in mid flight across the front, forming a fence...
Not entirely completed, there is nevertheless a doorman and (it looks like) some occupants.
Standing in front of the building, marveling at the sheer audacity of creating a building in NYC like this, we couldn't say whether it was awful or beautiful (making it perfect for a Friday survey). We've decided, but won't tell here.
See more of Ian Schrager's project designed by Herzog de Meuron here. (bigger pic below).