14 December 2009

That Thing on Warren and Smith Almost Done

That thing on Warren and Smith is almost done. I don't know what it's called, or what it is, but they been working on it for more than a year. It's your typical, garden-variety horror, the kind you see in Brooklyn all the time now. A glass and metal tumor attached to a conventional brick base, the latter meant to achieve harmony and cohesion with the historic character of the neighborhood, and blah, blah, blah. Only it doesn't. Because it's a Frankenstein monster ruled by the modernist cancer on the roof.

One nice thing about the big, stupid thing. It's got a Christmas tree on top! Hey, it distracts me from the eyesore that is the building!

1 comment:

bigmissfrenchie said...

I have never seen it take so long to build such a piece of hideousness, except perhaps for the metal-clad one they built on Wyckoff just off of Hoyt. It's as if there has only been one guy working on it for the past year (it may be even longer than that).