Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

inwoodcontrast

A pic I snapped on Broadway in Inwood, Upper Manhattan. Most of the buildings in the neighborhood are in the style of the one on the right, but someone decided to do something different, I guess.

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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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4 Responses to Architecture Du Jour

  1. peterike2 says:

    How tacky. You see a lot of those cheap looking buildings going up everywhere these days. I wonder how many are by Chinese builders? So dreadful. Everything deliberately askew, compared to the lovely symmetry of the building on the right. I really wonder what NY will look like in ten years, assuming I’m around to see it.

    Meanwhile, for those interested in architecture. Have you seen the blog “Big Old Houses”? It’s really terrific with detailed historical looks outside and inside of, well, big old houses. Many are in the New York area too.

    http://bigoldhouses.blogspot.com/

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  2. Crowstep says:

    I wonder at what point the bien pensants of the architectural world will realise that symmetry, ornamentation and textural contrast are not simply old fashioned follies but universal characteristics of architectural beauty. I guess we’re in for a few more decades of modernist monstrosities until that point.

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  3. JV says:

    Probably doesn’t apply much in New York, but out here in California, I wonder how much seismic codes affect architectural styles? The beautiful old brick buildings are generally not up to snuff in that regard, while the depressing steel and glass seem to handle earthquakes a little better.

    The picture here, I’m not too opposed to. I kind of like the juxtaposition of old and new, even when it’s jarring at first glance.

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  4. Kitchen-appliance architecture.

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