I love the beehive effect of this seemingly endless repetition of pattern across 96th street. It's a big building and this is a large, unbroken facade. The kids kind of hate, but are also pleased with, its enormity, and what they say is the ugliness of it. To me, its classic mid-century stuff, though all that concrete and relentlessness does veer towards Brutalism. Brutalism is style of architecture that took hold in the 1960s and 1970s. It applies to buildings made of rough concrete, blocky in shape, and having not much to do with the other architecture or anything else around it. This building fits that criteria.
"the long, narrow lobby with floor to ceiling glass on either side, the monolithic travertine benches in the lobby, the two stainless steel elevators, long windowless hallways with strong cooking smells coming from somewhere, the terrifying incinerator chute." So, Brutalism or a nice exercise in mid-century modern middle-income housing?