Speaking of bad architecture, Gowanus Lounge has a post up on Soleil, the Southside Finger on South 1st between Havemeyer and Marcy. GL has a photo of the base of the building, but it really needs to be seen to be believed. The entrance is below grade, with a series of Escher-like ramps leading down. A huge glass canopy sits atop the main entry, but because the entry itself is below grade, the canopy juts out into the sidewalk just above eye level (you’d be forgiven for ducking as you pass under this “monumental” canopy.)

The overall effect is only slightly less confusing than 20 Bayard, but equally atrocious.