Category Archives: Buildings

This Old Clock Tower was Converted Into a Penthouse

TwistedSifter

 

Located in the trendy DUMBO (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York is One Main Street; a 126-unit loft conversion by David Walentas (creator of the DUMBO neighbourhood) in 1998. The former cardboard box factory was originally built in 1915 and features a beautiful clock tower.

Walentas renamed it the Clocktower Building with the pièce de résistance being a 3-floor penthouse spanning over 6,813 square feet (633 sq. m) and defined by four 14-ft glass clocks on every wall. The three bedroom, 3.5 bathroom penthouse offers 360-degree views, soaring 16-50 ft ceilings, a glass-enclosed private elevator and a skyroof cabana and open deck.

The property was first listed in 2009 for a cool $25 million but has remained unsold on the market, unable to find a buyer willing to purchase what would be the most expensive property ever bought in Brooklyn. In 2011 the property…

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23 Buildings with Unintentionally Funny Faces

Thought you might get a smile out of this!

TwistedSifter

 

Have you ever walked by a building and thought the windows and doors kind of resembled a face? Well these photographers took that feeling one step further and captured it on film for the world to see. Below you will find 23 unintentional faces in building façades. Depending on the shape of the windows and doors, these buildings cover a broad range of facial expressions from shock and and awe, to joy and downright shiftiness…

 

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Funky House

Photograph by Steve Reed on Flickr

 

 

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Happy songster

 

 

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Photograph by Rami Taibah

 

 

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Intergalactic Planetary

 

 

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:-O

Photograph by eneko123 on…

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