Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For your ugly East Village building consideration

Back in November, a reader suggested that 147 First Avenue was the ugliest building in the East Village... I don't agree ... In any event, the post prompted some e-mails from readers suggesting other ugly buildings... I had forgotten about it, to be honest... until yesterday's item on the new office building coming to 51 Astor Place... which isn't as ugly as much as out of place... [Pauses] OK, it's ugly.

Anyway! A few more candidates ... there are plenty of others... but for now....



(Regarding this one below on First Avenue... it's more the color scheme than anything...)



I'm happy to take other suggestions. And no fair saying everything built in the last, oh, 8 years on the Bowery.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They made that building that used to be the Electric Circus pretty ugly.

Anonymous said...

That last photo is the building that's on top of Theater for a New City, right? Do you remember when people complained about how ugly the building was when it was being built and the developer said "Just wait until it's built. Our design fits in with the rest of the neighborhood. It just looks ugly in construction." Argh.

I'd like to nominate: Casa Victoria, the retirement home on 8th St. between B and C. The architecture is hideous, yes, not the little triangle with the hole in it at the top center, ouch, but the name also counts for something. The Victoria in Casa Victoria is no other than Alfonse D'Amato's mother.

Goggla said...

What about that newish place on 2nd St, just west of Ave C, across from the gas station? They used that bluish-purple brick that seems to be a trend lately, which I find utterly ugly and depressing.

Anonymous said...

The NYU dorm behind the church facade on E 12th between 3rd and 4th.

Anonymous said...

All of the stupid looking gentrified buildings are ugly.