Friday, March 28, 2008

There Goes The Neighborhood

Working near 3rd and Bryant Streets for the last six months, I've been confronted daily by One Rincon Hill, a new 62-story luxury condo complex that is grotesquely overscaled for its location.

Looking up at the building on Friday morning, there was a noticeable flaw on its gleaming exterior, and I couldn't quite believe what I was seeing. Was that plywood over the windows in the middle right?

It certainly seems to be plywood. I wonder what's going to happen to all that lovely glass in the next earthquake.

1 comment:

sfwillie said...

One of my last trips to New York some streets were closed near Columbus Circle because panes were popping out of the Gulf & Western Bldg. I think it's part of the deal.