Separated at birth?

Ugly on the whole, yet made of awesome pieces.

Compare this breezeway apartment building on 95th Street with this trio of 3-flats on 79th Street.

79th Street lightning bolt

3-flats, 79th Street

They have nearly the same decorative elements, just used differently!

Meanwhile, here’s a distant cousin, up north on Western Avenue:

Auto sales store, Western Avenue

If you’re like me, you’ve passed by it many times without being able to stop and appreciate its lovely geometry. The angled concrete panels work to conceal a joint in the building, where it changes roof heights. The curved entry and the angled edges both dive playfully into the ground.

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