For many years, three of my five windows looked out over many blocks of lower east side rooftops. I loved the view. The building right behind mine (and towards which I face) was a single story, as were the buildings in front of it, and so I had distance, I could see all the way to the projects, quite a few blocks east of me. Mostly I saw sky.
Then a new building was built where the single story building was before, and now I see that building out my windows. I think that is the saddest thing in my house, the view that is no longer.
Tags: construction, loss, view, window
Other People's Thoughts
It makes me sad when I see old small buildings dwarfed by big new ones.
— M Sunday April 30, 2006 #
What they did was obscene!
— Pamela Friday May 5, 2006 #
Who knows whose window you’ll be looking in.
— geo_storm Wednesday May 10, 2006 #
The Saddest Thing I Own is a 2005 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It is supported by the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable contributions of artists to society.