A Departure from McMansions

Along with praise for a Toll Brothers project in DUMBO* comes this dig at Northside Piers:

The buildings were, in effect, exactly what you’d expect, aesthetically, from a builder of mass-produced McMansions: shiny, modern and drab.

I’ve long been on the record as preferring the shiny, modern “drabness” of FX Fowle’s NSP to the shiny, modern cacophony of its next-door neighbor.

*Full disclosure – a project I worked on.