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Yeah, but aren’t all renderings just lies? • Brooklyn Paper

Yeah, but aren’t all renderings just lies?

Toren
150 Myrtle Ave.
The building remains breathtaking, but the lush meadow that’s promised in the rendering is nowhere to be seen.

The rendering of the building at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place is hardly alone as an example of artifice trumping actuality. Here are some other examples:

Photo by Tom Callan

Photo by Tom Callan

The Edge
22 N. Sixth St.
There’s public access but no pier just yet.

Photo by Tom Callan

Novo
343 Fourth Ave.
The rendering’s heavenly incandescence is replaced with real world banality. There’s a lot fewer trees and balcony shrubbery.

Photo by Tom Callan

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