Friday, April 6, 2007

Brooklyn DeCrap


Lost City reports on the new face given to this old house at 140 DeGraw St. The author can't seem to decide if he/she likes this thing. No such pondering here at QC. The Verdict: Crap!

Not Quite De-Lovely on DeGraw
Photo from Lost City.

6 comments:

Julie said...

That is so amazingly hideous that harsh words wouldn't do it justice.

georgetheatheist said...

A question for the Craperoos.

I'd like to get your opinion on the architectural style of the late Austrian Friedensreich Hundertwasser. (Check out his entry on Wikipedia and also "Hundertwasserhouses" thereon).

Julie's phraseology "amazingly hideous" brought him and his style to mind.

His buildings are virtual tourist attractions where they exist.

This particular Brooklyn edifice seems to me to be venturing into this weird almost (dare I say) artistic similar style.

What is the difference between a Hundertwasser house and Crap architecture?

Queens Crapper said...

Here's a link to what George is talking about:

Hundertwasser house

thefriendlygiver said...

There are horses and carriages going by and there is a distinct absence of SUV's.

Anonymous said...

The perfect lesson in Neighborhood Destruction 101! I hope that eyesore addition gets chiseled off someday, and the integrity and aura of the block is restored.

dave in milwaukee (orig. frm Qns) said...

No argument here. This place looks like someone grafted picture windows onto an elevator shaft, and then took a giant crowbar and tried to wedge the whole mess into a six-foot-wide gap between buildings. But they couldn't force it more than three-quarters of the way in, so they just left it as is.

Whoever moves into this place had better make sure those window panes are thick and strong enough to withstand beer bottles, rocks, bricks, and other projectiles hurled by passers-by sickened by the sight of this architectural nightmare.