Friday, October 30, 2009

What are they building at Queensboro Plaza?

I can't decide if it's condos or a really big parking lot. Based on the trends of the neighborhood, I'm guessing condos... which is somewhat entertaining, since you could practically reach a broom out of what will be windows and touch the 7 train.

This, however, is not what upsets me. If people want to buy stupidly located condos, that's their business. What does upset me is, first, the building they tore down to build whatever this is. That thing was a hideous 60s masterpiece, complete with many hexagons. It will be missed, at least by me. Second is that, now, when coming around the big curve between Queensboro Plaza and 39th Street, the timespan during which a rider on the N or W can catch a nice view of the Empire and Chrysler buildings is cut in half.

Stupid "progress".

1 comment:

Tom said...

I'm just in to say that I am not always a fan of progress, particularly when it destroys something which I consider to be ugly/weird, cool, and generally older.

I told a girl in Ireland once, "No, we don't have buildings as old as the churches here. We had some Indian burial mounds, but we probably leveled them to build shopping malls. That's what we do - destroy old history to build crap." She looked at me for a long time and said, "You're not like other Americans."

My word verification is "syntoide." Isn't that what you say after an Armenian sneezes?