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Worst Construction Quality & Style Decade?
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NWT: you scare me. If you do see me on the street, you should say hi.

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Okay, it wasn't that hard. Just had to focus for a few minutes. I'll wave to you when I jog up to the bridge.

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NWT, props on the NYCMatt stalking.

I guess the fact that you have not said anything means you haven't figured me out yet? Do you think anyone has figured you out?

"in response to the post-war housing shortage"

FWIW, my grandfather was an architect/builder who designed/constructed thousands of "upscale" suburban houses and some apartment buildings from the 1920s to the 1960s. I've been in quite a few of them. Everything pre-war had nine- or ten-foot ceilings. Everything post-war had eight-foot ceilings. Building supplies were non-existent during the war and tight after the war, so builders economized wherever they could.

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NWT: I hardly ever shop at Fairway any more. The Tribeca Whole Foods (on the way home from my day job) has me hooked. I do miss the chance encounters with 10023.

Returning to the original question, I'll go with the 80s for lowest quality and the 70s for worst style.

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2-4-6-8, who do we appreciate? NWT! NWT! NWT!

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Worst of everything? Whenever popcorn ceilings first emerged or were generally utilized (70s? 80s?). Many sins of style can be forgive but NOTHING excuses popcorn ceilings.

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construction during the 2003-8 boom. most are falling apart already and just wait a few more years for the rest to start falling.

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"Whenever popcorn ceilings first emerged or were generally utilized (70s? 80s?)"

Popcorn ceilings -- technically acoustic ceilings -- can be found in some 1950s and 60s California tract housing and, of course, later stock. The pre-1978 material was often made with asbestos. The post-asbestos formula turned out to be easier to apply, so use became more common in the late 1970s and into the 1980s.

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NWT, can you please enlighten the streeteasy community - what is NYCMatt's building where doormen cannot accept tips, every unit is at least a 2-bedroom, all residents are thoroughly middle class, and every shareholder has been meticulously and thoroughly vetted in an infallible board approval process?

I thought Matt's building is a walk-up, where it would be sort of unusual to have doormen.

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Your primary residence, of course. Which you had said in the past is a walkup.

Don't think you can be the "board president" in an investment property.

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Hi NYCMatt, I guess I should have just asked directly. Which building is your primary residence?

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Boo.

I don't follow your postings as closely as NWT, however, if I remember a snippet of detail correctly, you live somewhere in the Chelsea area, maybe even between Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen.

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