Memo to starchitects: the barricades and police tape stationed underneath the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 130-foot curving glass canopy are not there for crowd control, but for crowd protection. The canopy, Gowanus Lounge notes, "collects snow and ice and is angled in such a way that said frozen precipitation can then fall on pedestrians walking by." Certainly brings new meaning to BAM! There is scaffolding up so it appears the situation is being dealt with, but c'mon, it's all part of the interactive architecture experience, no?
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