Tuesday, July 07, 2009

'Looming Tower' Of Carroll Gardens At Luquer Street Gets More Windows


May 6th 2009

May 6th 2009

July 4th 2009

July 4th 2009

It has been slow going at 100 Luquer Street, but recently, more windows have been installed at the Carroll Gardens Finger. Unfortunately, they don't do much to improve the appearance of this Karl Fisher-designed monstrosity. As I stated before, this tower has more glass than class.
The 11-story tower could not be more out of context in this brownstone neighborhood.

Too bad the project slipped through before the proposed Carroll Gardens Down-Zoning which will put an end to such high-rise developments.

The proposed contextual re-zoning is currently going through the Uniform Land Use Review Process ( U.L.U.P.). It can't happen fast enough!

Unfortunately, Carroll Gardeners will have to deal with Mr. Fisher's looming finger forever.

Snapshot 2009-07-06 22-14-27

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Plow to Plate said...

So ugly.

Batman said...

So ugly...a hot Karl...but lets not act like the rezoning does anything but limit height. And height is not the problem. It is context and design.

Anonymous said...

Rezoning is the first step. Historic preservation status is next, it's what will preserve context and design and protect our neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

while i'm sad the building went up in the 1st place, i will be glad when it is finished. there are always people loitering in front of the boarded up portion doing who knows what. not excited to have to see it each and every day.

Anonymous said...

Would love an update on this story. The scaffolding in front of the building came down months ago and it hasn't been worked on since way before winter. All construction has stopped, yet this shell of an 11-story building stands tall, hideous, and uncared for.