[Photo courtesy of onebadapple/flickr]
When we last heard about Broken Angel, there was a meeting between architects and the city to come up with a way to bring the Clinton Hill landmark up to code. The building, you might remember, has been threatened since a fire in October led to eviction of its owner, a book full of building code violations and a city demolition threat. Chris Wood, the owner's son, emails the following update:
My family is currently working with the architecture firm, Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture, to bring the building to code, however we are still being threatened with demolition by the DOB. On Wednesday 11/15/06 the Brooklyn Supreme Court will begin hearings on whether the actions of the DOB are justified. Additionally we will be selling photographs and paintings as a fundraiser at artezn. We are attempting to raise funds to save the building and develop it in a way that will help the community. In selling our art work we are hoping to make Broken Angel a permanent art installation and fixture of Brooklyn.The full text of the update is available here. There's also a big flickr set of the landmark.
· Broken Angel Flickr Page [flickr]
· Wrecking Ball Update: Admirals Row & Broken Angel [Curbed]
· Broken Angel Update [Gowanus Lounge]