“Barely Noticeable”

by Don Friedman on November 16, 2016

The Broadway Chambers building at…wait for it…Broadway and Chambers Street:

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A very nice old skyscraper, currently getting a bit of facade repair. But there’s an issue at the corner. Maybe you don’t see it…so here’s a close-up:

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Cell-phone antennas. Painted “brick” in a failing effort to match the wall behind them. The angle I used for this picture minimizes their appearance: since they project from the facade, they’re clearly visible at the edge of the building in a head-on shot.

It’s better than a fake tree, but that’s the last compliment I have for it. Yes, we need cell antennas and, yes, the building owner needs income, but this is no way to treat a landmark.

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