07 February 2011

I Hate Capital One, But...


I hate Capital One, but I have to admit that this branch in Williamsburg has a certain neato-speedo Modernist appeal. If we were told it had been built 50 years ago, we'd consider it a modern landmark worth saving. Reminds me somehow of pictures of the old White Castles back in the 1960s. The logo still sucks, however.

3 comments:

Seth said...

This would indeed look great on Northern blvd somewhere out in Nausau county. Nothing with that parking lot should have been approved for that lot. you have good walking neighborhoods on either side of the BQE -- you don't let one corporate canibal cut them in half.

fail!

wh said...

To quote Charles Eames, “The details are not the details. They make the design.”, and this thing is lacking the details.

That said, I don't hate it- it's better than the gas station that was there, and the vacant lot that was there after that, simply because there are some trees & grass and stuff hidden amongst the parking spaces. I'm hoping this spring that, despite all the theoretical problems of having a car-centered bank branch there, the actual thing will be an improvement.

Cram said...

Why set back like that on a prominent corner with not only a parking lot, but a drive through? I'm hoping this is a "tax payer" as Capital One was supposed to be the lender on this supposed condo.