The Times is out with a quick article on Karl Fisher and the Brooklyn condo boom. Fisher (along with Bob Scarano and a handful of lesser lights) are certainly responsible for changing the face of North Brooklyn. But with “only” 50 buildings to his name over the past 8 years, Karl’s output pales in comparison to his late 19th-century peers. Architects like Theobald Engelhardt would routinely design 50 or more buildings a year.
[It sure sounds as though I am hiding behind “what other people think”, but that was the question the reporter put to me. It’s always strange to see 15 minutes of conversation boiled down to one quote.]