Last night, 575 B'way at Prince was up in flames. The fire was so resilient, it required 198 firefighters a'fightin' to extinguish the blaze. Wonder if Rem Koohaas' $40mil Prada store suffered any damage?
Rem Koolhaas is a mad scientist. His designs are so left of the dial that his peers can't even classify his style. ( Modernist? Humanist? Deconstructivist? ) Check out some of his amazing work at Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
UPDATE! Hamish on Gothamist said, "There were a lot of people taking pics. Especially since during all of this you could still pretty freely walk around, and IN the Prada store. It was pouring water from the ceiling. Everything in the building is ruined. I have no photos but we took video. Nuts."