Great Moments In Abjectecture: Manhattan Avenue Edition

It has been a long, long time since I have literally stopped in my tracks and murmured:

God, that building is really ugly.

I honestly thought I was getting jaded. Then I walked by 602 Manhattan Avenue this afternoon and got my religion back.

God, that building is really ugly.

Congratulations, Francis Albert Construction and Philip Toscano, “Architect” for keeping it real. Ugly, that it is.*

Miss Heather

*I would be lying if I didn’t say I found the “everything from the Neoclassical close-out bin at Home Depot” school of exterior decoration strangely seductive. I do.

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2 Comments on Great Moments In Abjectecture: Manhattan Avenue Edition

  1. GPNTR on Tue, 26th Oct 2010 4:18 pm
  2. Really!?!?! Look at the two buildings surrounding it!!

  3. missheather on Wed, 27th Oct 2010 12:45 am
  4. @GPNTR: If aluminum siding offends you, you are not a real Greenpointer! 😉

    What’s more, the owner this parcel and his little elves managed to undermine both adjacent properties. You can see the fruits of their labor by clicking here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/autovac/4077059836/in/pool-807073@N23

    It takes a special— and thank god, fairly rare— level of ineptitude to achieve this.

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