Saturday, December 22, 2007
As promised, photos of the horrible new construction. These house are mansions for Queens and surely they're expensive as hell...but god they're ugly. They're on the same street as the big blue water tower in the previous post and face each other from opposite sides of the street. Maybe people in the area are numbed by ugliness somehow? Who knows. If you look in the background and margins of the photos, you can see the quiet, more representative styles of houses in the neighborhood.
I secretly imagine these houses are built by people who have moved here from former Soviet bloc countries and, to them, this aesthetic best represents taste, wealth and freedom to them (especially those copper doors.) (I have lots of imaginings like these. Most of them are wildly inaccurate.)