Thursday, June 21, 2007

Best Wacky Neighbors

Dear Fellow Members of the Union Square 3rd Ward (and other patrons of the 15th Street building),

You know the townhouse that got torn down down the street from the chapel? The internet can't stop talking about the apartment building that's going to be built there, an excessively balconied monster topped off by a . . . uhm, escape pod?



Here's the website for the development, it's nutty. But I'll post the floorplans here, too:



If you've been struggling to find a reason to go to church every week, maybe monitoring the progress of this place going up is the excuse you've been needing?

BUT WAIT, there's more.

It turns out that the people that are building this building live in the townhouse next door and even though it looks absolutely normal from the inside, guess what? It's nutty on the inside! They've got a waterfall, fishponds, clear stairs, cavelike rooms, you know, all the normal stuff.

Here's a slideshow tour of their home from the New York Times that's worth watching if like shaking your head and saying "That's crazy. That's crazy."

Some Links:
Curbed coverage of the development (I stole all their pictures)
New York Times on what the neighbor's think. (Guess what? They don't like.)

4 comments:

JayMoo and Stephoin said...

If this were Boise and someone moved into that new bubble...they would most DEFINITELY get egged or toilet papered in the first week.

Their kids would also get made fun of a lot I think.

Scrumpestuous D said...

I love how during the slideshow she mentions more than once that the building "blends in" with the neighborhood. Perhaps if you're tripping on some messed up acid.

Also, I'm glad to see the artist's rendition of the penthouse includes the appropriate space-agey furniture.

Oh, and finally, I'm glad that their fiber optic roof makes the constellations over the Yangtze River rather than something more as pedestrian as New York City.

I like their staircase, though.

Joe said...

i like that she notes once the building is finished she doesn't think there will be any resistance because they will like it (or....it will be too late for resistance perhaps.)

Lexia said...

The 3-D rendition is a lie - the fake trees aren't proportionate to the real trees.

This was a most interesting post.