Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Gowanus Canal and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower
What's is yuckier?
1. Living in a building that used to be all dentist's offices (One Hanson Place)
2. Living over the Gowanus Canal (Toll Brothers Gowanus)
I got both in one picture and a reflections in the liquid (not water)
There is an urban legend that the canal served as a dumping ground for the Mafia. In Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn, a character refers to it as "the only body of water in the world that is 90 percent guns." In Lavender Lake, a 1998 documentary film about the Gowanus Canal by Alison Prete, two cops discuss the recent discovery by fishermen of a suitcase taken from the waterway that was full of human body parts.