Friday, January 04, 2008

The Ugliest Karl Fischer: Now on Full View

525 Union B

There are a number of buildings in Brooklyn that could contend for the title of being the Ugliest Karl Fischer, yet there's only one that is not only the most vile Fischer but one of the most wretched big new structures in Williamsburg: 525 Union Avenue. The building that has delighted us with it weekly work on Sundays is not ugly in an offensive way (the way some find the nearby buildings on Karl Fischer Row, for instance). No, this one kills the senses with its creamy brick nothingness. It is so pedestrian and bland that the tagging applied to the side of the building over the summer serves to brighten it up in an odd way. Perhaps it was intended for Fourth Avenue between Park Slope and Gowanus, but shifted over to Williamsburg?

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about??? Each and every building on Karl Fischer Row is uglier than this one! They make up the most uncohesive collection of clumsy forms I've ever seen! Karl Fischer Row is the BIGGEST architectureal disaster in Williamsburg. Laughable!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about??? Each and every building on Karl Fischer Row is uglier than this one! They make up the most uncohesive collection of clumsy forms I've ever seen! Karl Fischer Row is the BIGGEST architectureal disaster in Williamsburg. Laughable!

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about??? Every building on Karl Fischer Row is uglier than this one! They make up the most uncohesive collection of clumsy forms I've ever seen! Karl Fischer Row is the BIGGEST architectural disaster in Williamsburg. Laughable!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Anderson 80 #1 said...

I like it! it seems contextual, kind of industrial like the hood.

maybe you'll like it more as the bricks age and window treatment goes in.

think that if they spaces are nice, they sell anyway.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think of "inner" williamsburg as Rego Park for middle class hipsters. Sorry you can't afford the really nice stuff.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was This Built on another toxic site in wiilaimsburg? as most are? Any agency bother to test?

9:00 PM  

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