Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Red Hook Waterfront Looking Like a Parking Lot

Ikea Parking Lot

How one feels about this depends on how one feels about old shipyards and, say, graving docks that have been filled in versus huge parking lots. We will note that Ikea opted not build a parking garage at its Red Hook site, preferring the cheaper solution of paving over acres of prime waterfront land and filling in a working ship repair facility that could have been saved. Regardless, the Red Hook Waterfront Parking Lot is coming along quite nicely, with acres of blacktop being laid down and light poles starting to sprout. Also, as one can see below, they've repainted the big cranes that used to be used to repair ships from blue to gray. When all is said and done, however, the color of the (now decorative) cranes is a detail.

Gray Ikea Crane

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should turn those cranes into a snackbar/viewing tower.

11:02 PM  

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