Have you no decency, sir?

What kind of a-hole puts up a siding/copper/bling condo bldg. on Ponce?

Maybe the better question is: what kind of a-hole lets him?

Don’t we have any sort of architectural covenants in this town? Heinous.

7 Comments so far

  1. George Burdell (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

    Yikes. Wait until it corrodes to a lovely cuprous oxide green. Where on Ponce is this?

  2. Chintan (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    The building’s right by the corner of Ponce and Briarcliff/Moreland, on the north side of Ponce. I’m willing to give the building the benefit of the doubt, but it has a short leash.

  3. Doug Quance (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    I would like to think that this will look better when it’s finished…

    …but I have my reservations.

  4. Annie (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 10:38 pm

    I would file this one under, “Huh.”

  5. darin (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

    I like seeing new architecture represented in the city – Atlanta’s archtecture has been really conservative for a long time. Things are improving with interesting new commercial buildings like Symphony Tower and the Georgia Aquarium, but the introduction of new architecture in residential buildings has been slow.

    I don’t like the copper siding on this new structure, but I’m excited about seeing something new and different in my neighborhood (I live two blocks away). It beats the retro theme-park-ish design of Atlantic Station and the exact craftsman copies in ViHi.

  6. Will (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    Personally, I think it’s pretty hideous (and I like a fair amount of modern architecture), but it really may age well. Imagine it, as George says, with a green patina and a leftover “House of the Fuuuuture!” vibe in a decade and it might be eclectic enough for Ponce.

  7. James Eagan (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

    As George P. Burdell suggests, this building will look entirely different when it ages, and may very well grow into something attractive. A lot of people find the De Young in San Francisco to be an eye sore, but it seems to be going for a corroded copper look. I’d hold off judgement for a few years’ time.

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