It looks as though the out-of-context, oversized, Karl Fischer-designed finger building at 100 Luquer Street is nearing completion after almost four years.
Just yesterday, Reader Grady noticed that the construction fence had come down. Workers were pouring cement for a new sidewalk this morning and it looks as though they had paved in front of what looks like the building's entryway.
Construction of the 11 story building first began in 2007. It was delayed numerous times due to NYC Buildings Department violations and stop-work-orders. (A total of 57 complaints and 20 ECB violations, 7 of which are still open.)
What do you think? Love it or hate it?
One thing is for sure. The views from the top floors of this place are probably amazing, but the noise of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway just next to it would drive many crazy.
Just take a listen. I took this video from the Nelson side of the building at around 11 Am.