Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Carroll Gardens Finger At 100 Luquer Street: All Glass, No Class


Oh, why do I do this to myself? I knew I was going to be depressed after checking the Carroll Gardens Finger at 100 Luquer Street, but I just needed to see how the building had progressed since the last time I had walked by. Maybe secretly, I hoped that it did not look quite as bad as I had imagined, now that the glass fa├žade has been put on. But no. All that glass didn't give this tower any class. I felt rather low as I stood in front of the 11 story Karl Fisher-designed building.

The Carroll Gardens "Finger" has amassed 44 Complaints and 14 DOB Violations of which 9 have still to be resolved. Damn. But the biggest violation is the sheer size of this generic glass tower. It stands disconnected from the surrounding brownstone neighborhood, a monument to the greed and folly of the past few years.
Lets hope for saner times.

100 Luquer Developer Looking Down On Carroll Gardens

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Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog. Very nice work! What kind of camera do you use? I ask because I am fed up with my Kodak EasyShare C643. Am tempted to go back to my 25-year old Canon AE-1. It's a reliable work-horse.

Kelly said...

Hi Chris,
I take all my photos with my little trusted Canon Powershot A 720.
I love it.