Fedders Friday Part II: The New Style Cont’d

I would like to open this post with what is easily my favorite comment of the week. On November 18, 2008 superclam wrote:

Heather, I’m impressed. It’s both my job and my hobby to look at ugly buildings, and that is an exceptionally ugly building. Two distinct styles, and they both suck.

Speaking as someone who is not employed to look at ugly buildings but whose hobby is searching them out nonetheless I am really flattered by this endorsement from a professional. What’s more, it makes me think of this beauty from Greene Avenue in Clinton Hill.

By all appearances it looks like the architect of this building started with a Modernist vision on the right but changed his (or her) mind one third of the way through. I suppose it really doesn’t matter what “style” this building is. It’s still uglier as homemade sin.

On a clear day in Bedford Stuyvesant you can see Fedders forever, and ever, and ever more!

I am one of nine.

You will be assimilated.

They must have some pretty bad drivers down in Bed Stuy is the developer feels compelled to erect pylons like this.

bodmin brought up a very salient point when he/she noted the solitary advantage of living in a Fedderplex such as previous…

or this…

or this…

or this:

No matter what it looks like on the inside, the great advantage of living in it would be that when you were home you wouldn’t have to look at the exterior!

How very true.

What’s more those exposed electrical meters are a darned convenient place to rest your coffee cup while you get out your keys.

There’s always ample parking.

And not just for automobiles either.

Knish carts are also welcome with open arms.

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Fedders Friday Part II: The New Style Cont’d

  1. Bodmin on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 4:23 pm
  2. Truly, Heather, Brooklyn is Wonderland! These structures are living proof that the architecture schools in NYC teach all the subjects that the Mock Turtle told Alice he had in school: “the different branches of Arithmetic – Ambition, Distraction, Uglification and Derision”. Particularly Uglification, but these places reflect them all.
    P.S.: Bodmin is an old tom cat.

  3. superclam on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 8:10 pm
  4. I am thrilled to once again be on your comment of the week list. As a Professional NYS Engineer, I often have to look at new construction like this, mostly because they are built so poorly they inevitably leak soon after occupancy. (I believe I’ve ranted on this before.)
    The appreciation of their architectural wonder is a personal thing. Usually, I’m happy to see brick vs. stucco/styrofoam. The metal panel look I’ve been seeing lately, particularly in Williamsburg is particularly appalling.
    Just last week, walking with the whole Superclam clan, I actually gasped as the hideousness of some horrible new building, it was west of Bedford in the North 6-8 ish area. I’ll try to make a note of it for you.

  5. missheather on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 8:19 pm
  6. BY ALL MEANS tip me off to the “good shit” when you see it, superclam. You can contact me via email if you wish. My address is:

    missheather (at) newyorkshitty (dot) com

  7. superclam on Fri, 21st Nov 2008 9:28 pm
  8. Will do, Miss. I was an engineer for the NYC condo biz for 10 years before moving to a city job. Oh, the stories I could tell…

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