I had based my tale of 1238 on the application at Planning for the 36-unit that was being plopped on the site; the demo permit I linked to in the text was issued back in July. Was contacted by an area resident to inform me the house was already gone.

The black box replacing these two will be taller than that Canary Island Date Palm

And its wonderful neighbor reduced to this. Because density über alles.

And of this one up at the corner—

I will say this, though, in defense of their replacements. They will absolutely define our age. In a generation, people will look at their SimCity/Minecraft architectonic form and say yep, that’s 2020 in a nutshell.

And then tear them the hell down.