Friday, January 25, 2008

Monolith of Fourth Avenue Mystery: Will It Have Windows?

Fourth Avenue Monolith One

We've watched the Monolith of Fourth Avenue (aka the Finger of Fourth Avenue) rising at Carroll Street and have watched as walls have been placed on the building everywhere but corner balconies. We're not the only ones that find the lack of windows odd (although we assume they will be cut into the outer wall at some point...we think). A GL reader sends photos of the shaft-like, windowless building and writes:
It's curious because they appear to have forgotten the windows. The walls don't abut other buildings, so I can't for the life of me figure out why the wouldn't put windows in. To add mystery, they have just painted this building light blue, although I'm guessing the blue is a primer for something even more ugly to come.
Speaking of which, the building comes from Henry Radusky and Bricolage Designs, so we're expecting a whole lot of brick on the exterior that bad boy and not necessarily looking forward to an excess of windows, although we presume a bunch of those will be cut into the walls that have already been placed.

Fourth Avenue Monolith Two

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Anonymous TooMuchCrapInBrooklyn said...

I pass this crap everyday and have the same questions.
Yesterday I did notice that they are putting some kind of stucco crap on the north side. Maybe Radusky has decided to make this one even cheaper than his other crap.
Or maybe this is an attempt to finish quicker so as to disolve the LLC and avoid impending and future liabilities

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Reverb said...

Queue the 2001 space odyssey music.

10:28 AM  

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