Thursday, September 9, 2010

Copper Building now officially a gated community

Curbed had an update yesterday on everyone's favorite new condo — the Copper Building on Avenue B and 13th Street.... Per Curbed:

And as for the housing projects next door, the luxury building's way of dealing with those is to make buyers feel protected by sticking the lobby entrance behind a locked gate. Or at least that's how it looks to us. But don't worry, there' some balance to those menacing bars!

There's a calming "Zen garden" to greet those granted passage beyond the gates...


And here are some photos via Curbed...




For some reason, I have a feeling some people aren't feeling so Zen now while reading this...

7 comments:

Copper Crapper Flusher & Plunger said...

Ah on and on goes the Copper Crapper! I've been watching the Trust Fund Bratitarians, The NYU/Hipster/Wanna Be's, The Oh So Cool Cluelessites, all strutting around in their floor to ceiling windows! Maybe they can all stare down at the Yuppie Scumdogs geting groomed at the asinine Pet Spa, or the poochies snoozing away at the equally asinine Pet Hotel. Can they hear the 'White Noise?'
What is the sound of One Hand Clapping?

EVGayBear said...

Nothing roils this Bear more than this building! Continuing to drown my Copper sorrows at Mona's!!

BuzzCutBill said...

I like Mona's OK, when I been there with het friends, but I never thought of it as super gay friendly. Am I mistaken??? Anyhoo, I been looking for a laidback, dive bar with a slacker gay vibe. EVgayBear, is Mona's THE place to be? What am I missing???

Goggla said...

What's with that prison-like brick wall? Maybe those holes open up for canons...

EVGayBear said...

@ BuzzCutBill Mona's is a great place for everyone! That's what waht makes it great!! Go!!! Phoenix is still my main port o' call ;)

glamma said...

@buzzcut bill, try "nowhere" on 14th street, sounds like just what the dr ordered

Anonymous said...

Calling that entry setup a "Zen Garden" is such a joke - it's indistinguishable from your average prison yard, complete with high concrete walls and iron-barred gate.

If the developers were so concerned about isolating their delicate snowflake condo buyers from the project people then why did they build this prissy, pretentious building right in the middle of a huge (and hostile according to the architecture) public housing project?