Friday, November 29, 2013

29 November 2013: Window Kvetching

The exterior of the house at the corner of Sheridan and Farwell is nearly completed. Probably because i fantasized so much about how i would restore this building if i won the lottery, i'm a little underwhelmed by the reality of its restoration. Admittedly, it looks a lot better than it did a year ago, and as i've noted before, the brickwork looks gorgeous. But i just can't understand the decision to install such characterless windows. Since i'm a big fan of fresh air, i also wonder if and how these windows even open. They look like the kind of windows that make sense in a high-rise, opening only a few inches at the bottom so the residents can't plunge to their deaths, crushing innocent passersby in the process; but that hardly seems like a legitimate concern here. Were one to take a dive from one of these windows the worst that could happen in the way of collateral damage would be a squashed shrub and a little scattered mulch. Have i mentioned that i find the landscaping a little uninspired?

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