Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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daz says:

That looks like a bit of work.

6th Feb 2006, 06:45

bronxelf says:

The building is in very poor conditions. It's largely been abandoned since 1978.

6th Feb 2006, 06:46

daz says:

Meh, I hate it when that happens... :/

There is a gorgeous villa from around the industrial revolution right down my street, and it's supposed to be under monumental protection, but the city and the current owner have been fighting about the remodelling costs for so long that by now, it's pretty much unrestorable. :(

See here: Faded glory

6th Feb 2006, 06:51

daz says:

Btw, what happened to your header image?

6th Feb 2006, 06:52

bronxelf says:

Good question. Bronxelf.com must be down for some reason. hm.

6th Feb 2006, 06:57

bronxelf says:

btw, the building near you is entirely restorable. :) Really.

6th Feb 2006, 06:58

daz says:

If you need me to upload it to trotzdem.net, let me know. :)

And the building has apparently suffered considerable flooding damage from the roof leaking etc., so they're concerned about the static. :/ I hope they DO restore it. I really do!

6th Feb 2006, 07:07

bronxelf says:

Nope. Got it.

Bronxelf.com had gone down a while ago for a couple days. They reloaded the site from an old backup at the host. A bunch of files got lost in the shakedown. I just reloaded the file. It should be fine now.

I can't speak to the building's structural soundness as I am nowhere near an SE. However i've seen buildings that appear to be in MUUUUCH worse shape come out on top.

6th Feb 2006, 07:11

daz says:

Well, I hope they do something about it. It would be such a shame if they didn't. The header image is still not working for me...

6th Feb 2006, 07:40

bronxelf says:

Clear your cache. I can see the header just fine now. :)

6th Feb 2006, 07:44

daz says:


6th Feb 2006, 07:49

bronxelf says:

I'll take that as success.

6th Feb 2006, 07:55

daz says:

You may. :)

6th Feb 2006, 07:59

bronxelf says:


/mr. burns

6th Feb 2006, 08:00

daz says:


6th Feb 2006, 08:02

bronxelf says:

thank you. :)

11th Feb 2006, 18:23