Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Flying foam

This is:

a) A blob of cottage cheese that fell off Crappy's melba toast
b) A funky shaped wad of snow
c) Styrofoam from the exterior renovation of the Rock Church (formerly the Elmwood Theatre).

If you answered "C" you'd be correct. This stuff was flying all over 57th Drive yesterday. It appears to be the same type of foam that is used as packing material.

15 comments:

loyal citizen said...

Access the Elmwood Theatre thread on Cinema Treasures, although this treasure has been swarmed in lies to the community and an unsympathetic alteration of the limestone and terra cotta tiles & lintels:

http://cinematreasures.org/theater/1942/

Is this what they consider a restoration, after granting a sense of hope to the press & community? What an insult to its significance! In addition, can't they keep the streets tidy?

Hate to say it, but "No faith in the Rock Church!"

jessica said...

Enough to make one cringe while getting an eyeful -


http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/GuanoReturns/Queens%20Movie%20Theaters/Elmwood%20Theater%20Elmhurst/

Queenscrapper, please apply html to abbreviate the link

Anonymous said...

It seems the illegal workers on this construction site are excellent at creating a smoke and mirror exterior that resembles stone block.

A closer look at the technique used reveals that stone effect is accomplished by applying sheets of styrofoam to the walls with thin mortar sculpted to look like large block. A color is brushed on to complete the look.

I admit the effect is striking and the illegal workers skillful in crafting the final look. The problem with this method, despite it's elegant appearance, it is not durable and will not stand the test of time and variable weather. I guess the wind of Sunday evening was a great test.

This strofoam application is generally used for disneysque applications that are short term in nature. A good example of the same can be found down the boulevard at Eastern buffet - sort of a Ming Palace look that used this. It is the ugliest of architectual examples of what not to build in Elmhurst.

Have you noticed that East buffet and Rock Church are exclusinary and unwelcoming to the general populations in the area? I wonder what both are hiding in their santuaries.

Anonymous said...

I thought the foam was some abstract "art" sculpture.

Anonymous said...

It looks more like a chuck of Martian puke
or a leftover piece of Moon rock.

The "church" is using coffee cup facing
"mit a schmear" of 1/4 inch stucco.
They used to call this "Euro Stucco".

This kind of crap doesn't fare well
and will eventually deteriorate
in a temperate climate such as ours.

As for the "Rock", h-m-m-m,
they cannot deny public access
once they're opened for whatever business they're supposed to be in.

That's grounds for them losing
their not for profit tax exempt status.

You can report them to IRS for that!

Anonymous said...

Hollywood movie sets used to be built better
than that sham of a styro-foam exterior they're using.

Fake stone blocks, eh,
maybe that's appropriate for a phony (?) church.

developer said...

cottage cheese?
Hmmm. Now there's an idea!

Anonymous said...

I wonder which is more toxic.. this stuff or the artificial turf the city is spending millions to expose my kids to.

Anyone?

ken said...

all I can offer on this matter is this:

Last week I bought a "RTH" night light from CVS and when I examined the small print on the back it said that the plastic it was made of contained chemicals known by the state of California to cause cancer. Really makes you wonder about the health effects of all synthetic, manmade materials.

Anonymous said...

Hollywood movie sets used to be built better
than that sham of a styro-foam exterior they're using.

Fake stone blocks, eh,
maybe that's appropriate for a phony (?) church.

Sham, phony, short term, facade, cottage cheese strength = Rock Church.

What lies behind these walls - WWE wrestling?

loyal citizen said...

"I wonder which is more toxic.. this stuff or the artificial turf the city is spending millions to expose my kids to."

Response: I say both are not only an eyesore, but equally as toxic to our health.

Anonymous said...

"I wonder which is more toxic.. this stuff or the artificial turf the city is spending millions to expose my kids to."

Response: I say both are not only an eyesore, but equally as toxic to our health.

Originally when the artificial turf fought against re: Juniper Valley Park - the city resisted mightly - Bob Holden led Civic Group, community won to have city back off this toxic stuff. Note you don't see Sheep Meadow with it.

Now the new stucco styrofoam is gaining fast as the lastest cheap craze of developers. What happens to firefighters and surrounding residents when this stuff catches fire - toxic fumes frorm this melting material - is it the new replacement for asbestos hazards?

Anonymous said...

I'm a member of the Rock Church and all the pastors there have been a huge blessing to me and my family.Yes the front of the Church has more work to be done,but it's about what's on the inside and what's on the inside is the power of God.Don't just talk about what you see on the outside.Come inside and let God talk to your heart on the inside and trust me you will be back for more of what God has for you at the"Rock Church" God Bless!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just came to the Rock Church and I felt the power of God inside that church. I keep on coming up for more because people inside that building are so warm and friendly. The Love of God is felt all over the place. Its not what you see but what you will feel when you experience God in your life.

Anonymous said...

OMG the people their are as FAKE as the facade of their "church". All the people who say the "pastors" are a "blessing", just wait long enough and you'll be spiritually burnt out and forgotten like yesterdays news. Somebody should report them to the IRS, they want money, money, money and say their "god" will bless you for giving more. With all the money they collect they should at least use quality building materials.