Heritage Architecture – DUMBO – Brooklyn Skyline Art Print
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Pictured here are buildings that make up a little slice of the historic Brooklyn Skyline. These old buildings front the new Brooklyn Bridge Park along the shore that faces Manhattan. These beautiful old buildings are (left to right) the Clock Tower Building and the Sweeney Building. These are both old industrial buildings from the early 20th century. I’m sure no who worked in these buildings when they were new ever imagined a century later they’d be part of a trendy urban condo loft redevelopment called DUMBO.
Even without knowing their history at the time I took this photo, I thought they looked especially striking in the late afternoon sun. They clearly have a lot more architectural detail than we’d lavish on warehouses and factories today! Do you think one day people will in the urban spaces we create today? Perhaps time will make them characterful buildings as well but it’s a bit hard to imagine. Yet people in DUMBO and far beyond are living in cool old industrial buildings today which probably seemed equally unlikely in the past, so I guess you truly never know.
Of some trivial interest, I’ve seen photos of the penthouse that’s behind that clock face on the Clock Tower Building and the view of Manhattan is insane, so is the DUMBO price tag that goes with it. It’s apparently the most expensive home in Brooklyn!
I believe I’ll have to settle for my print of its charming turn of the century architecture instead.