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Development Notebook: Bedford Ave. Scarano Has Big Walls

February 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Check out this Robert Scarano masterpiece with lots of wall on at 1056 Bedford Avenue at Clifton Place. The building has been slow coming along and was hobbled for a time by a partial Stop Work Order. The complaints lodged during construction of the building also make for interesting reading and include “chunks of falling concrete” and debris that was falling and “scaring pedestrians.” (There were a number of complaints about debris falling on pedestrians.) There was also a complaint about the scaffolding being “unstable” and, in another instance, of workers “throwing debris” that was hitting other buildings. Us, we love both the contextual feel and those really imposing walls.

Tags: Architecture · Bed-Stuy

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // Feb 16, 2009 at 9:51 am

    It’ll look better when graffiti is applied.

  • 2 ccgh // Feb 16, 2009 at 10:07 am

    OK, he’s finally topped himself on this one.

    I am breathless…

    Close down the world’s schools of architecture. We have found our savior.

  • 3 Eric // Feb 16, 2009 at 11:23 am

    That thing’s a billboard waiting to happen. “Just Do It.” Yuck.

  • 4 Brenda from Flatbush // Feb 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    It looks like a cement white-bread sandwich with dark, sad filling.

  • 5 Robinson // Feb 17, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Looks good but what is it be like to dwell in?