Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pink palace unveiled in the village

Artist Julian Schnabel’s latest, and by far largest, creation, a residential tower at 360 W. 11th St., had been kept under wraps during most of its construction. But with the work apparently nearing completion, netting that had been covering it was recently removed to reveal — a hot-pink high-rise.

Not so pretty in pink

VILLAGE HUE & CRY

Photo from The Villager

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pinky will no doubt buy a condo here and take out multiple mortgages on it every few months just like he does with his house in Middle Village.

Taxpayer said...

Will Gallagher sue for trademark infringement?

PINK STINKS said...

Gallagher should sue, doesn't he have the exclusive use of that shade of pink?

Anonymous said...

Jake should move into the basement of this pink building. That would be most appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Now Manhattan has some crap!

Anonymous said...

Well....after all.......this is "The Village" !

Maybe if the trim is painted "lavender" it might attract the tourist buses !!!

Anonymous said...

Well, as many times as we bash the Manhattan crowd as part of our problem, you see something like this and your first reaction is to reach out to them in sympathy.

Guys, we all need to get together and bury our differences.

The preservationist that can figure that out will be our answer to Robert Moses!

Any takers?

Liman said...

This is a dangerous precedent... there are stories that Schnabel deliberately uglied this up as revenge against preservationists. If that's so, think what the Crappists in Queens could do if they were ever motivated by revenge instead of just good old greed.

Jon Parker said...

As someone who generally thinks development is a good thing, I can wholeheartedly say, without hesitation, that looking at that... thing... makes me want to cry and puke at the same time. To the architect: For shame, sir.