"The architect is David Adjaye, the gifted British star. Along with getting the commission for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, he has produced expensive private houses with dark, fashionably textured exteriors. “Why is it that this is ‘cool’ for rich people but ‘tough’ for poor people?” he is right to ask, albeit houses and apartment blocks are different in scale. 
Fearsome in photographs, the development is, in fact, not nearly so imposing when you see it next to some of the public housing towers glowering over surrounding streets. From the east, where the Macombs Dam Bridge crosses into the Bronx, toward Yankee Stadium, the building cuts an almost jaunty silhouette."

Michael Kimmelman
For The New York Times Art & Design Section.