Friday, December 07, 2012

What passes for architecture these days in the South Slope.

548 6th Avenue.    All the charm and wit of a fire department training tower.

The roof top viewing platform offers residents the ability to get as far away as possible from the lower structure without actually leaving the property.

Front and rear balconies entitle future property owners to lord over the land as far as the eye can see while providing important bike storage facilities...  Awaiting them, a vast undulating field of aluminum-coated rooftops to dazzle the spirit.

Decorative Textured Pink Concrete Masonry Units have become part of the South Slope's now traditional architectural vocabulary.  Not unlike the symbiotic way Gustave Sennelier supplied fine pigments and oil colors to Cezanne, Gauguin and Picasso at the end of the nineteenth century, we must now fully understand the role that King's Building Materials has had in enabling the Brooklyn artist/architect to reach their own visionary heights in the first decade of this twenty-first century.

LINK 548 6th Avenue  The future looks blight.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

400 15th Street Turns 8

can't believe we missed your eighth birthday!!!  
We were there at the birth back on September 10th, 2004... But wow, you've certainly grown up!
You have big boy windows now and a fine coat of masonry covering your backside.  
I won't forget next year, promise...The cake's in the mail as they say.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Solid Waste Update: NYC DOS Marine Terminal Progress

Some almost recent in-progress construction photographs of the future Hamilton Avenue Marine Waste Transfer Facility nestled between the Asphalt Plant and big box Home Depot.  Let us say, taken late September 2012.  
Brooklyn, what happens to the shit we throw out?  Check out the links below.

As seen from the upper deck of the Home Depot's parking lot.  
Drop Off:  Serpentine Drive on the right.
At the mouth of the Gowanus Canal, Future barge parking.
Rear loading area.  NYC DOT Asphalt plant off in the distance.
Rear Yard:  Containerized waste will be loaded onto barges and shipped to a small town near you.