Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Carroll Gardens 340 Court vs. Prague Bldg: Separated at Birth?

Carroll Gardens-Prague

On the left is the former International Longshoreman's Association Building at 340 Court Street in Carroll Gardens. On the right is a building in Prague. We would love to take full credit for juxtaposing these two structures cut from the same cloth, but it actually goes to our special Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill Correspondent who writes:
I am actually going to miss that chunk of fifties modernism. Reminds me of this building in Prague I used to walk by. Very Funtionalist...the two buildings could be fraternal twins separated at birth!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clarett should knock down the one in Prague too.

12:46 PM  
Blogger BitchinPanda said...

Wait! Is he moving or is the building coming down? I love that bulding!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Gian said...

Actually, I've been reminded of the soon-to-be-razed ILA building by one other edifice:

1. Hempstead Town Hall, home of the D'Amato political machine before their excesses got them voted out:


12:52 PM  
Blogger gary said...

Well, I guess that puts the "International" in ILA.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that Prague building...

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People have been knocking down these modernism buildings because they are not old enough. In 50 years the future generations will see this as a huge shortsighted blunder.

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortsighted blunder, yes. I agree, but years from now, when Carroll Gardens is a pile of brick dust, who will cry for for a 1898 rowhouse while sitting in their glass towers? Hopefully..everyone.

8:27 PM  

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