Sunday, January 25, 2009

Here's what will replace Cangro in LIC

Andrew Fine has a new LIC condo on his blog. The name of it is the very original "10-17 Jackson". The funny part starts where he writes, "The architect says that he is going to pains to blend in with the community." Yes, you can see by the rendering how in scale it is with its next door neighbors. (Although now that the streetscape of Jackson is starting to resemble a canyon, it may actually end up being one of the "low-rise" buildings along the way.) The hilarity continues on Curbed, which says, "We have one word: hot."

Well, we have one word for this, too: crap. (And most of the Curbed readers who bothered to comment feel the same way.) At least they got the color of the people right in the rendering...

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. The Gentification marches on unabated. Another unsightly eyesore removed.

Anonymous said...

This building replaced a former Masonic Hall / Court Building.

Solid. Attractive. Could have been part of a Long Island City Historic District along with
10-63, St Marys etc

Post an image of it Crappy.

Snake Plissskin said...

Like the destruction of the historic fabric of the banks at Queens Plaza, not a peep from the preservationists.

Anonymous said...

"Another unsightly eyesore removed."

And replaced with a yuppie one. I'd actually rather have the "urban grit" back. This looks like an office building in Ohio, which is perfect, since many of the new residents come from there.

Anonymous said...

That building will wake you up in the morning. Could it be louder?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting another great new LIC building for you haters to be jealous of.

Anonymous said...

I guess all the Curbed fans who hate it are just jealous, too.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"At least they got the color of the people right in the rendering... "

Heheheh.

This thing looks like a giant wedge of cheese. Limburger, for sure.

Anonymous said...

is this thing designed by the same guy who did the holiday inn w the huge "diving board" on top? It looks similiarly tacky and out of character.

Anonymous said...

A bunch of people living in their parents' basements in Maspeth think they are experts in architectural design. Genius.

Queens Crapper said...

Who exactly are you referring to? Haven't gotten a Maspeth hit on the blog today.

Anonymous said...

Are we experts in how to design something? Perhaps not. Able to recognize ugly when we see it? Absolutely.

Anonymous said...

"A bunch of people living in their parents' basements in Maspeth think they are experts in architectural design."

And they all visit Curbed and say its ugly, too?

Anonymous said...

the mere fact that developers are continuing with new projects in LIC while ones in other neighborhoods grinds to a hault is a testament to the attraction of LIC to young families.

much like suburban LI was in the 50's.

only then it was the farmers saying no instead of the old blue collar workers.

Anonymous said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this building is not pretty. It sticks out like a sore thumb and looks like it doesn't belong there. Hope there are people willing to pay money to live in it.

mr angry said...

The cangro building was really nice... interior was solid wood, could have had large loft apartment appeal.

That new thing just looks like ticky tack crap that blends in with the new lic. Going to be hard to market it when it looks like everything else in the area that has gone up, none of which is selling or even remotely interesting.

In any case, the idling diesel engines at the LIRR yard a block away along with the backed up traffic at the midtown tunnel will surely make for a great view. Well worth the month... Yeap.

-Joe said...

Im confused
Is that a diving platform or stripper pole on the top ?

-Joe

Anonymous said...

Once again some legend in his own mind "architect"
appears to have undone his trousers, squatted at the curb
and left LIC residents with a steaming pile of out of scale
pretentious crap!

Isn't there a pooper-scooper law
on NYC's books?

This doo-doo needs to be bagged and
dropped off somewhere in a remote
location inhabited only by rattlesnakes and lizards so as not to offend the human eye!

Anonymous said...

Joe said
"Im confused"


yep...

Misssing Foundation said...

the mere fact that developers are continuing with new projects in LIC while ones in other neighborhoods grinds to a hault is a testament to the attraction of LIC to young families.
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No, its a testament to a non existing civic organization and a polity by the preservation community to keep everyone (except their clique) in the dark on development and how to fight it.


Western Queens (and Flushing and Elmhurst and Jamiaca) are just about the only places where stupid stuff like this is still going up.

The feeling, so I understand, is if yuppies cannot buy the spaces, they would be converted in immigrant barracks.

Overnite.

LibertyBoyNYC said...

I live in Maspeth. Great location, it is. But I keep my tools in the basement.

Coincidentally, I am a part-owner in an older building on Vernon Blvd. in Hunter's Pt. I can say that while I am happy that my commercial tenant on the first floor is doing all right along with LIC's popularity, I can't say that I'm not just a bit leery of all the new megarental units piling up around like so much ... CRAP.

I believe the commenter mentioning that the units will become immigrant-barracks is spot-on, but I am not fearful of immigrant influx in the area and here's why. The Citibank building in LIC is already employing loads of Indian "consultants". I can see an Indian influx in my job in midtown as well. By and large, Indian immigrants are higher earners and more highly educated than, say, your average Mexican on the corner of Woodside and 69th. As long as there's very little vacancy in the rental market, you can't argue with development as a business or property owner. As a resident or critic, you can bemoan the lack of architectural continuity and the disturbance to the community for sure. It's a valid point that gets lost in a boom.

Anonymous said...

Thats almost as ugly as the wedge shaped flimsy condo building up across from the Pulaski bridge.
Im sure its walls are as thin too just as other condo dwellers complained about the building up the street on Thompson next to the beautiful old court house.
Is anybody proud to live in these candyland,suburban-esque vapid developments?

Anonymous said...

Who exactly are you referring to? Haven't gotten a Maspeth hit on the blog today.

Checking IP address's?

Queens Crapper said...

Every blog has a Stat Counter to analyze hits. Sounds like you're a newbie to this whole game.

Anonymous said...

I can see an Indian influx in my job in midtown as well. By and large, Indian immigrants are higher earners and more highly educated than, say, your average Mexican on the corner of Woodside and 69th.
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I used to work for the Japanese who told me that in the 1960s they lived in Flushing. As it slid down the scale, they discovered Ft Lee NJ

Now look at Flushing.

The same thing wil happen with LIC.

kills redevelopment said...

we need to start seeing redevelopment including mixed use smaller scale building. we need also to remember a mix of old and new buildings make up a great neighborhood. if this is to happen the existing architecture of any value has to be considered. this building is not a good example of this type of planning. read jane jacobs