100 Luquer Street near Henry Street
From the Nelson Street side
The last time I checked out the 11 story finger building designed by architect Karl Fischer at 100 Luquer Street was in November 2009, so I decided it was time for another visit.
Construction on this incredibly out-of-context project started in 2007 , but was slowed down by several stop-work orders. By 2008, the glass façade on the Luquer Street side finally went up, but then construction stopped again. There was a brief period of action in 2009, however, since last fall, the site has been dead.
I am certainly no expert on abandoned sites, but it was rather alarming to see that a section of plywood construction fence separating the neighbors' yards on the Nelson Street side, had fallen down, making it possible for someone to venture right in.
No wood was placed in front of ground street openings either. Instead, a wooden staircase allows easy entry into the building itself.
A full dumpster was just sitting on the site as well and it now looks as though someone dumped a pile of branches over the chain link fence.
Unfortunately, the Carroll Gardens Contextual Re-zoning passed in October 2009, which limits the height of buildings in the neighborhood, came much too late to stop this monstrosity.
What do you think of this building, dear Reader?
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