The Kips Bay Tower was done in 1965, a great time for the edginess of this new movement in architecture: Brutalism. The building at 330 East 30th is enormous. The scale of the thing and the fact that it is set well away from the sidewalk make it seem like a giant monster with a thousand square eyes. Down, underneath the bulk of it, the lobbies are wide, airy places with benches and human-scale elements.
But strolling by Kips Bay Tower is a great opportunity to pause, look up and be awed.