Saturday, November 18, 2006

Has Brooklyn replaced Passaic as The Eternal City?

The first stop on Our Tour of the Monuments of South Slope, Brooklyn is 406 15th Street, future site of the Armory-Progress-is-a-Myth-Plaza.

If that rascal Robert Smithson was still alive and kicking, no doubt he would have declared many of Brooklyn's unfinished, entropic building sites, some of the greatest works of mankind. We might even ask ourselves, "Has Brooklyn replaced Smithson's old home town of Passaic, New Jersey as The New Eternal City."

"The Monument to Half Buried Buildings"

"The Great Pipes Monuments"

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