Thursday, May 31, 2012
Last year I shot some photos around the Hollywood Theater, trying to understand why people were concerned about the aesthetics of putting an apartment building next door. The new building isn’t finished, but it’s far enough along to get a sense of the visual impact. Below are side by side comparisons, with the first shot from July of 2011 and the second from May 2012 while construction is in progress.
I still don't get what the fuss was about. The only view negatively impacted was the middle shot from the east side of Sandy around 41st street. I think the apartment building actually improves the view from the west side.