168 Montague Street
What do you think?
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What do I think? I think 168 looks like like crap – cheap, horrible design – crap. 116 is looking much better!
This is a disgusting example of EconoArchitecture. It’s a Budget 6 facade making up the fourth corner of an intersection otherwise graced by three outstanding structures: a beautifully converted office building, a monumental bank and a very historic church. What did we do to deserve this permanent, outsized eyesore?? Or, possibly, not do.
WE did nothing.We’re just poor wayfarers, traveling these mean streets of Brooklyn Heights and environs, naked as jaybirds on a hot tin roof.
Most people who build apartment buildings will do so as cheaply they can or feel they can get away with.
Actually, all exterior brick work has been done for a month on both buildings. 168 Montague is not the address of the building that extends from Montague to Remsen: it’s 175 Clinton Street. The entrance remains where it was before the renovation, as the entire Montague Street facade is taken by the Rite-Aid store. Interior work on both continues; I saw lots of kitchen and bathroom materials being off-loaded last month.