I'm not an architect, but in my line of work (graphic design) when the final product gets watered down to the point that it doesn't match our vision...we just showcase our initial version on the website. I'm sure the design architect will do the same here.Question, as a design architect, do you have any say in how far of a departure the final building can be from the rendering? I mean, if I was the guy who designed the initial renderings (which looked really good, especially the all glass crown) I would not want my name associated with this project. What is built is not what was originally designed and I would not advertise this building on my web page. I'm wondering how far can the final product be from the renderings and could the architect have any legal recourse if they truly felt the finished product was not their vision and they don't want to be associated with it.
You're right, NORR does whatever CIDEX wants, which is why they get all of their business. I'm not sure the design architect did a great job though. The podium could be coated in diamonds and still look atrocious.The design architect did a great job, the developer nickel and dimed the design to death, and NORR will do whatever their clients want no matter how much it butchers the project.