73 Pineapple All Bricked Up

The latest edition to Brooklyn Heights, 73 Pineapple Street, is now just about all bricked up, a long way from our photo in September. What do you think?

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  • The3rdMan

    Slightly below average…..

  • nabeguy

    Could have been worse…and better. Brick color…strident. Window treatment…meh.

  • AEB

    I’m of the could-have-been-worse camp. But the view that awaits future tenants–the monolithic white-brick wall of the St. George dorms–IS worse.

  • Andrew Porter

    Actually, whatever goes underneath the windows is still to be installed.

    This project has taken forever; compare construction with that of the vastly larger project on Clinton from Montague to Remsen. They are using cheapo Chinese laborers, whose English skills—at least whenever I ask them a question—are sorely lacking.

    The building shares common walls with the renovated buildings to left and right, which have not had their windows replaced (still tired old single panes), nor the facade cleaned. And the crappy pseudo-stone facade on the former and future bar was painted, not removed. Cheap cheap cheap construction, guaranteed *not* to win any awards from the BHA.

  • Steve R

    Maybe not any awards, Andy, but it is certainly better than the overgrown weed and rat-infested vacant lot which had been there since I moved here in 1996.

    I am also of the “it could have been worse” school of thought. The building stands out now because it is all new and shiny. Give the elements a year or two or three to work on the brick and metal surfaces, and it will probably fit right in with its neighbors.

  • lori

    Doesn’t fit in at all. It looks like the Jehovah’s Witness Building that replaced the Margaret Hotel on Columbia Hts.

  • http://www.myhomebrooklyn.com Donald Brennan

    Cornice reminds me of Lego’s.

  • http://www.litchfieldjazzfest.com Lindsey

    It doesn’t fit in with the landmark district vibe at all. Quite disappointed. I live quite near by and have heard the (seemingly) endless construction. I just want them to be finished already.

  • Andrew Porter

    The sidewalk shed was removed this morning. I commented to one of the workers that the constant flow of water from the site would likely freeze if the current cold weather continues, and the resulting ice will be dangerous. He told me that the water is coming from leaks in the basement. I have no idea what to make of that.

    Lindsey, the sidewalk shed around the St. George Tower should be down by the end of the year. They’re working on the final bit of replacing brickwork on one of the setbacks, then they’re done. About time, too—it’s been under way for over 2 years.