Thursday, May 24, 2007

It cost $22 million and it's ugly

The visitors' center at the Queens Botanical Garden is getting a multi-million dollar makeover:

Green Innovation at Queens Botanical Garden

For that kind of money, you'd think it would look better.

Photo from NY Sun

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It fits right in with the other crap in Flushing.

Anonymous said...

According to several articles though, it's an experiment in really stretching the boundaries of what can be done with green building. I'd rather have an ugly piece of junk surrounded by trees and actually living symbiotically with the environment than an attractive piece of architecture that contributes to global warming

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's ugly...I think it's modern... but then again not everyone likes modern.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great.

Anonymous said...

It is rumored that Susan Lacerte has assigned some one to scope this blog!

Likewise, it's been said, that this technically finicky building may put QBG financially in "the red" over the next few years!

That's a lot of "lettuce".....pardon me......green!

mazeartist said...

Of course the QBG will be in the red, it's a nonprofit supported by the city. As a public park, it does not have mandatory admission.

Anonymous said...

That looks like a big mosquito breeding pool (West Nile Virus type) out front !

Anonymous said...

We've heard that Lacerte can't hold onto staff or a board of directors for very long! Why????