Over at Brownstoner they have an item detailing some of the atrocious new construction going up in South Williamburg. Flipping the Bird at Williamsburg Developers has a bunch of snaps (including the one I posted here) of ugly buildings in various stages of completion.
Finding ugly architecture in B’burg is something akin to shooting fish in a barrel. The row houses are all pretty dismal, cheaply constructed when they were erected however many years ago. The public housing is, well, heinous public housing in the menacing bunker-like brick construction vein. I don’t mean to raise the hackles of the 718 hipsters – I know all about the (subjective) wonders of Williamsburg. It’s just that architecture is not one of them.
I would love to go farther afield with Crimes Against Urbanity: LA, DC, San Francisco, Dallas, bring it on! Send your urban atrocities to jen AT unbeige DOT com.