Several years ago one of the most prominent buildings in New York City was overhauled with Feng Shui principles in mind.
The old Gulf & Western Building at Columbus Circle was renovated using Feng Shui principles to deflect negative energy and draw in beneficial Chi energy.
Here’s a photo of the building, which was converted from an office building to a hotel and residences:
Traffic comes towards the building from every direction at this busy intersection.
So in the first major Feng Shui adjustment, a large silver globe was installed to shield the building from aggressive traffic energy, deflecting it so that this powerful Chi flows around the building to nourish it in a more productive way.
You can definitely feel this effect when you stand near the globe.
In another Feng Shui adjustment, the main entrance was relocated to the opposite side of the building, from busy Broadway to a calmer location on Central Park West.
By moving the front entrance from a commercial street to a tree-filled setting facing Central Park, this adjustment recognizes the building’s new role which includes a luxury restaurant, hotel and apartments overlooking the park. The building now draws on the beneficial Chi energy coming from the expansive park.
It’s almost as if the building can “breathe easier” now 🙂
The formerly all-white building was also completely re-clad with low-key bronze glass from top to bottom, helping it to better blend with its surroundings and emit a much calmer energy.
What do you think of these changes? Are they changes for the better?