Broadway’s Next Six-Story Building

What Essex Broadway, LLC, and Driscoll Architects have in mind for the site formerly occupied by QFC on Broadway, between Republican and Mercer. The complete design proposal is available here, project number 3004668.

So are we inspired yet? If nothing else, it’s going to make Brix, currently under construction across the street, look that much better in comparison.

But here’s the thing: It’s way too easy blame the developer or the architect for uninspiring buildings. Both are working at the mercy an economic and cultural machine that is geared to spit out buildings such as that shown above, but not buildings like this, for example. The “them” is us.