Thursday, May 24, 2007

NYC Correction Commissioner Says Supersized Brooklyn House of Detention Won't Really Be Butt Ugly

Martin F. Horn, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Correction was personally offended with the Brooklyn Eagle's description of the proposed expansion of the Brooklyn House of Detention as “dispiriting and … ugly.” The comment was made by the Eagle's resident sage Dennis Holt.

Horn, in a letter to the Eagle, says that the (butt ugly) illustrations that Holt criticized are not really actual designs. Rather, they are “massing diagrams” which architects and developers use to calculate and illustrate the amount of usable floor space.

Horn says he is confident that the jail can be visually integrated into the neighborhood while making "maximum use of the parcel."

Sounds super.

Past posts on the big House of D here.

Photo by MK Metz

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