Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Have You Seen the All-Steel Cube House in Sea Gate?

So, we're guessing you may not watch much Home and Garden TV (HGTV). That's why we're mentioning tonight's (8/29) broadcast of a segment that will include one of Brooklyn's more interesting architectural curiosities. It's the "Sugar Cube House" AKA the "Cube House" in Sea Gate, the gated community that is at the end of Coney Island. The building is interesting because it was designed by William Van Alen, the architect of the Chrysler Building. Basically, it's an all-steel cube. Its history was noted in the New York Times back in 2000. In any case, you can check out a blurb about the show here, which notes that it was thought to be the "wave of the future" when it was built in 1930. The Cube House will be featured along with a flying-fish themed house and a "tv house." It will be broadcast tonight at 11:30PM and rebroadcast on August 30 at 3:30AM and on September 11 at 6:30PM. We found out about it on the Coney Island Message Board, where a poster found out about it via the Sea Gate Revisited Newsletter. Now, if you could only wander around Sea Gate and check it out yourself.

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