Saturday, February 9, 2008

Is this really necessary?

Thank goodness this Manhattan trend hasn't caught on yet here, although I am sure the Queens AIA is working on it.


georgetheatheist said...

What's to prevent the corner guy building a needle skyscraper blocking the views of the overhang?

Anonymous said...

I don't think anything could prevent the corner guy in the long run. As for the overhang, I think some additional air rights were sold from the corner landlord. How ridiculous looking!

Anonymous said...

Guy, check out the Philip Johnson monster at 86th & 3rd.

Same thing!

Um... hello presevation community, maybe you need to start to sit down with some of the renowned architectural firms in the city for a little chat.

Anonymous said...

The rot with preservationists goes beyond elitism and sending polite letters about LPC commissioners.

It is a movement in serious trouble.

It needs some new leadership of the caliber of the 60s and 70s.

Anonymous said...

The AIA supports such ugly monstrosities, but it wouldn't dare print such buildings in its exalted AIA Guide to NYC. Hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Is that even legal? Isn't that building on that other buidings air rights? I've lived here my entire life and I'm still shocked by something every day.