Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Cobble Hill Under Siege, Part II: "Le Chien Merde"
Compared to this monstrosity (h/t Brownstoner), the proposed "mews" at Amity & Henry is utterly non-controversial. This . . . thing rises 12 stories, dwarfing it's neighbors and creates a jarring effect on the street wall above the second floor. Click through this link to architect Chien Dao Studios for six views, including floorplans . . . the second rendering shows the full extent of the horror show.
Granted at the outset, this lot is currently vacant (formerly a parking lot) and should absolutely be developed. But this proposal is simply terrible: please, please go back to the drawing board.