Great Moments In Abjectecture: It Came From Clinton Hill

November 18, 2008 by
Filed under: Abjectecture, Articles of Fedderization, Clinton Hill, Vomit 

I live in north Brooklyn. If that alone isn’t enough “street cred” to assess ugly buildings here’s something else.

I have watched this abomination of a “modification” blossom on Broadway. This building was once was exactly like its friend to your left. No more. Don’t believe me? Click here and see for yourself.

Which brings me to the purpose of this post. I have often asked myself:

What would happen if a balconized piece of abjectecture was “upzoned” thus further crappified?

Yesterday, dear readers, I got my answer. And it came from Clinton Hill:

THIS.

It hails from Lexington Avenue— and while more diminutive in stature than most of its craptastic brethren— I can honestly say it is one of the most hideous buildings I have ever seen. Given where I live (Greenpoint) that’s really saying something. It’s like they made it up as they went along. And, in all likelihood, they probably did.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Note how the “keystones” are carried over to the addition. Classy.

Comments

5 Comments on Great Moments In Abjectecture: It Came From Clinton Hill

  1. nbenford on Tue, 18th Nov 2008 9:34 am
  2. With the keystones indicating, “douchbag lives here, and here, and here, etc.” Although honestly, this building might look nice inside, who knows? I’ve yet to have the luxury of choosing an apartment based on what it looks like from the outside. But you’re sure right about this one being ugly… Wow…

  3. rowan on Tue, 18th Nov 2008 2:13 pm
  4. Is Lexington Avenue part of Clinton Hill these days? It’s amazing how real estate changes neighborhood borders. Lest I am mixed up, I believe this is Bedford-Stuyvesant.

  5. Bodmin on Tue, 18th Nov 2008 3:48 pm
  6. 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!

  7. rowan on Tue, 18th Nov 2008 5:15 pm
  8. Bodmin has a point.

  9. superclam on Tue, 18th Nov 2008 7:30 pm
  10. 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.

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