733 N. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana
Developer: Jeff Sparks
Architect: Yeah, right.
Nick from Indianapolis writes . . .
I just stumbled onto your site today, I love how you rip into the poorly designed and shitty developments Seattle will have to look at for decades to come. Sorry for that. I thought you might be comforted to know that you are not alone in your suffering. Here in Indianapolis, we’ve had our fair share of shit developments as of late. Below is a link to the hands-down winner for Cheap Shit Condos: Indy Edition. The design wasn’t great to begin with, very bland and cookie-cutter. When the economy tanked the developer cut so many corners–literally and figuratively–that it has been declared uninhabitable by the fire marshal. That was after the 30+ zoning, building and design violations noted by city inspectors. Look and learn:
DiRimini front view:
Recession cutback #1: No more windows! NO MORE WINDOWS!! Recession cutback #2: Stack cardboard boxes, call it a condo. Recession cutback #3: Paint tiny black mourning shutters next to the windows to commemorate the worst condo project this side of the Mississippi River.
DiRimini side view.
Dumpster diving takes on a new meaning with the right-side high dive platform. Parcours aficionados, take note.
…and the back of the building.